Cooma Monaro Railway

 Home Page                    Rolling Stock                    Operations                         Group Tours                       CMR's Home Base           

     What's New                                    Rolling Stock History                         A Trip to Chakola                                Typical charter                                       In the Yard

     History                                                                                                            All Welcome                                         Weddings, Parties, Anything              Cooma Station

     Contact Us                                                                                                      Gala Days                                              Car Clubs                                                  Other CMR Stations

     Membership                                                                                                   Just Another Day                                                                                                    COOMA

     Merchandise                                                                                                  80th Birthday                                                                                                   

     Links                                                                                                               Track Maintenance                                                                                  

Last Updated: 2/7/2014 ('What's New' page)

wELCOME!

 

NOTE: Due to the need to undertake upgrades to railway infrastructure on the Cooma line, CMR will not be operating train services until further notice. Please contact the railway by email at manager@cmrailway.org.au if you have any concerns.


Photo: John Gibson

The CMR is an established Australian heritage railway based at Cooma Station in southern New South Wales. As the gateway to the Snowy Mountains area, Cooma was the destination for for almost 100 years of rail services, until the line from Canberra was closed by flood damage to the bridge over the Numeralla River. For 10 years there were no trains to be seen in the Monaro area, until the CMR commenced operations in December 1998.

The CMR uses CPH Railmotors, locally restored to (almost) 'good as new' condition (see photo below). Motors 6 and 22 provide motive power, whilst trailer 55 has been restored as a dining/lounge car (a unique configuration). Motor 8 was initially considered beyond restoration, but even it is now a candidate for a new life.

The full run is to Chakola, some 19 kilometers from Cooma on the banks of the Numeralla River. Some services run to the intermediate stations at Snowy Junction and Bunyan (see OPERATIONS page for details of run times and costs). Apart from regular tourist services on weekends and holidays, the CMR is available for group activities of many kinds - see our Group Tours page for details.

 

At Cooma Station                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

All photos on website: Phil O'Regan/CMR unless noted.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________