The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre was established in 1983 as the Seymour Loco Steam Preservation Group to restore and operate steam locomotive J 515. Locomotive J 515 was transferred from Newport to Seymour in January 1984 in an unserviceable condition. Return to service was achieved in June 1988 following thousands of hours of dedicated volunteer work by members. Since the restoration of J 515, diesel electric locomotives T 320, T357, B 74, GM 36, S303 and diesel electric rail motor No. 58 as well as many carriages, have been fully restored to operating condition. In broad terms the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre is dedicated to preserving Victorian railway rolling stock in operating condition so that it can run on the main line railway network in a heritage environment for the benefit of the people of Victoria.