Locomotive Number 2 Chitty

Mile End Railway Museum

18 Inch Gauge


Class operators: Mile End Railway Museum

Condition: Excellent

Entered service: Barry’s Brick yard (unknown), Mile End Railway Museum September 1968

Entered the museum: September 1968

Ownership: National Railway Museum

Withdrawn: 1988


This locomotive was operated originally on 610mm gauge at Barry’s Brickyard Torrensville until acquired by the museum in September 1968, when it was regauged by Hercus Engineering to 457mm gauge for use on its miniature railway.

Chitty gained its name from the sound it would make, but also in homage to the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Chitty has been on static display since 1988.

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76 Lipson Street
Port Adelaide
South Australia  5015
Open Daily / 10am – 4:30pm





5-15 yrs & with an adult


2 adults & up to 3 children


  • Prices may vary for special events
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  • Open from 12pm on ANZAC Day
  • Closed Christmas Day

Phone: 8341 1690

The National Railway Museum acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country. We aim to respect the cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.

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