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Thank you, Sydney!

Great support for our Vintage Tramway Festival.

Clearing weather, generous media coverage and enthusiasm by many hundreds of people descending on our museum to take advantage of large array of "ride-on displays" gave us our biggest day in recent years.

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Perhaps most uplifting for our attending volunteers was the pure enthusiasm of our public for the way the whole day was run and for the presentation of the trams themselves. "They look brand new!" was a response we heard quite a few times. We have a team of skilled heritage painters who use high quality paints and methods. Here are just four of them when our own green and cream 1911 went on its first trip after its most recent painting. Decades ago we received the tint levels from the Randwick Tramway Workshops and they are carefully followed to this day!Painters
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Our own workshop has people with high skills and they are the reason these trams continue to run so well. (Any readers of this page who are inspired to join in these activities with any of this are welcome to ring 9542 3604. This goes to a member's mobile [at our cost] and he will ring back any missed calls.)

Previous visitors also noticed a large degree of brand new track we have laid. That's the handiwork of another team! There was also our Traffic Team in their recently adopted heriage uniforms of the post war period. Some members work in more than one team.

We would like to acknowledge the media's great support. News Limited did us proud, Saturday's Daily Telegraph gave warm coverage and the Wentworth Courier alerted its locals that their Watsons Bay trams would be well represented on the day. They North Shore Times did likewise and our local paper, the Shire Leader had many of its readers with us on the day. The ABC's 702 had one of our people speaking on its Saturday morning programme.

That brown toastrack tram (shown below) coupled with our green and cream model came courtesy of the PowerHouse Museum - it's like a brand new tram to drive or to ride in!
The Sydney Road Transport Museum provided the heritage buses (double and single deck) and we also had that red London Transport double decker (thank you Sergio).

And those sausage sizzle sandwiches we enjoyed came courtesy of Engadine Rovers (Senior Scouts).

But finally, we thank you, the public, who came in droves to support us and admire our trams.

It was our pleasure to host you all! ..................................Posted 23rd February

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