Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society
Following closure of the Maldon Railway in December, 1976 an unincorporated body known as the Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society was formed with the purpose of preserving, restoring and operating the line as a Tourist Railway capturing the steam era of the Victorian Branchline Railway. The Society was incorporated as a not-for-profit company in 1980.
The Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society has a membership of over 300. From the membership is drawn the volunteer workers, and much of the financial support necessary for the ongoing development of the Victorian Goldfields Railway.
The CMRPS has adopted the trading name 'Victorian Goldfields Railway" for the tourist train operation.