Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway Profile


Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway (RCHSR) was established in 1992 by a group of people interested in preserving and operating the steam locomotive that once hauled coal and briquettes from the Red Cliffs railway siding to the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission pumping station on the Murray River.  The organisation was incorporated in 1995.


Ride on the a 1.5 km narrow gauge railway re-built on part of the former Victorian Railways branch line from Red Cliffs to Morkalla.   The principle attraction is the Kerr Stuart steam locomotive “Lukee”  built in 1901 and restored to operating condition after being in static preservation in Red Cliffs since 1953.

The RCHSR rolling stock consists of “Lukee” and a diesel locomotive “Harry”, passenger cars, wagons, and an inspection car.


RCHSR operates on the first Sunday in each month (except on days of total fire ban or extreme heat) and relies entirely on the contributions made by volunteer workers.