Vintage Tramway Festival 2016

The museum’s trams were joined  by the 18th Battalion World War I Living History Group who set up a display centred around the ‘Great War’.

Members of the group, in period Uniform staged a ‘departure of the troops by tram’ as well, however as I was working on P1497 at the time I do not have any pictures at hand of this re-enactment. In WWI trams were often used to move the troops from their training camps around Sydney down to Woolloomooloo for joining their transport ships. A couple of C class trams were even converted to Ambulance trams and used to carry injured troops to the Randwick military hospital from the wharfs.

If any one would like to have their photos added to this page please contact me at

matthew at sydneytramwaymuseum.com.au

Thanks.


Photos by Matthew Geier, Martin Pinches and Robert Lee