Background

The Sydney Tramway Museum began life in 1950. From 1957 the Museum operated from a large corrugated iron shed alongside what is now today the Parklink tramline, on the opposite side of the Princes Highway from the current site. This location had had its share of history already. During the latter years of World War II, this had been an Army camp site, and from December 1946 to January 1947, it was the site of the first post-war Boy Scouts’ Corroboree organised at a state level. In 1988, the Museum moved to its current premises next to Loftus railway station.

To this day, the Museum remains a non-profit community organisation run entirely by volunteers.

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