Friends of the North Australia Railway
Hours: 9am to 5pm daily
The Friends of the North Australian Railway at Adelaide River was formed in 2001 to preserve part of the alignment of the former narrow gauge North Australian Railway between Adelaide River and Snake Creek. The Railway hopes to ultimately operate a heritage train to that destination, a distance of two miles.
Adelaide River Township is located on the main north south road, the Stuart Highway and is 72 miles ( 112 km ) south of Darwin.
The location of the railway's headquarters is in the historic railway precinct at Adelaide River where the society has been restoring the original buildings and infrastructure. The new standard gauge railway line to Darwin adjoins the historic narrow gauge line and at one stage it was proposed to utilise that portion of the narrow gauge alignment for the modern railway. However it was possible to re-arrange the layout to save some of the original railway yard layout and much work is going on to restore the ambience of the historic precinct.