The Rest House was originally built including 2 bedrooms to house train drivers during their rest periods after long shifts. Drivers were only allowed to do XX many hours before they were required to have a break. The drivers from Sydney would often stay in the house overnight before returning home the next day on trains running the other direction.

The building was scheduled for demolition in XXXX before a model car organisation took a lease over the building saving it for the short term. After the group left, the future of the building was again under review before the formation of the Wagga Wagga Railway Heritage Association who again took over the lease of the building.

Through 2017, the WWRHA has been instrumental in continuing to restore the building including relaying the external concrete and replacing the roof.

 

The Rest House is now a home for our model trains group to run model train layouts on Wednesday evenings. They are currently in the process of building a new layout.

New Layout in Progress

Other Member Layouts on Display