After months of behind the scenes meetings and correspondence –
From Danny, our Infrastructure Manager –
In conjunction with Sydney light rail, Acconia and with Craigs Truck were able to recover 18 tonnes of authentic Sydney tram track from Anzac Parade Kensington.
There is approx 70 meters track that was recovered or approx 150 linear meters. this a mixture of grooved rail and T rail with bolt on check rail, and also 80 pound T rail with 60pound check rail leading into the Abbotsford Road points.
Danny Adamopoulos/Matthew Geier
This photo believed to be taken in 1959 or 1960, shows the location where the above rail came from – the P class tram is about to run over the rails we recovered.
More rails delivered.
It took some more time, but the contractor working on the Kensington section recovered some more rails for us, two loads being brought to the museum by Australian Train Movers.
This load also included some ‘special work’ items also found buried under Anzac Pde.