Re-enact the old time Tramway Easter with us.
Easter was always a special time for trams. To visit the Royal Easter Show, people from much of Sydney, transferred from trains or western suburbs trams at Central to a huge fleet of trams at Eddy Avenue or Railway Square. These were coupled pairs footbard trams and return tickets were sold. This was the old Showground … at Moore Park next to the Cricket Ground.
It was a huge operation! Trams from almost all depots south of the harbour were used. Crews from the North Sydney system came over to help. Special lines in some streets of Redfern were used to cater for the vast fleet.
Children were excited to read this once-a-year destination sign at each end of a Showground tram. Once on board, the journey didn’t take long.
P cars at show
A rare Saturday Open Day!
Normally, as an all volunteer organisation, we need Saturdays for our ongoing programme of improvements and maintainance. Many of our skilled workers have weekday jobs but volunteer their skills to us on Saturdays.
To be part of the Shire Community, we are reserving this coming Saturday 11th for ouir welcome visitors so why not take advantage of our special day?
We offer an unlimited number of rides on your Day Ticket! Prices are shown below.
We have a large Display Hall with early Sydney trams and some others from interstate and even overseas! A popular older Sydney tram type dating from 1908 which ran on almost sll Sydney lines, number 808, is also on show dressed in its original colour scheme.
A vintage bus will tour some of the Shires’ most interesting heritage attractions. Be at our front gate, at the cornerof the Old Princes Hwy and Pitt Street, Loftus at few minutes before each hour as the departs on the hour. It returns you to our Museum at a quarter to the hour. The last bus comesd at 3.45.