Whistles Through the Tall Timber – Book Release

The majestic mountain ranges east of Melbourne contained some of the finest stands of hardwood trees in Australia. To access the timber, a fascinating network of railways and tramways were built. This publication tells the story of the Warburton, Powelltown and Noojee railways, along with the prominent timber tramways of the region, from an era…

Noojee Historic Town – Take a walk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLxvgUUm_Mk Watch as Cowboy JoJo venture’s to Noojee, a historic town once known for its timber felling. Over the years Noojee has suffered much hardship with bushfires, those of 1939, completely decimated the town leaving all but the Noojee Hotel standing. The town people rallied and built her up again to support their community. Today…

Name the Train Competition

We need you help! – Name the Train The Noojee & District Historical Society Inc. members need you help! We are looking for a name for our very special J-550 locomotive. In association with Community Bank Neerim District Bendigo Bank, a plaque will be placed on the J-550 locomotive with the winner’s name together with…

Continued Track Restoration Work

Once again the Noojee and District Historical Society has been busy laying another 50 mt of track including the starting of restoration work on the QR Wagon. To follow the progress of this next stage of track laying and restoration, like and follow the Noojee Heritage Centre on Facebook here.

Run the Line – Beau Miles

Overgrown, farmed, pushed out, sold off and only half there, Beau Miles aims to re-run the old Warragul-Noojee Railway line, which snaked for 42km through the foothills of Mt.Baw Baw, and ran from 1892-1954. Watch Beau run the line on his YouTube Channel here. Then find out more about Beau and his adventures on his…