The Vintage Tram Festival for 2013


Sunday, 24th February,

Extended times, 9.30 am until 5.30 pm

O_805_pair_at_rnp_MPRide trams that were once familiar in Australian cities more than 60 to 100 years ago.

Travel in a century old coupled set of Sydney ‘toastrack’ tramcars to the Royal National Park.

Dating from 1908, these were state-of-the-art at the time, seating 80 adults and capable of relatively high speeds on (then) rural straight roads ahead of develpment.

Sydney siders were still travelling on them in the 1950s.

The Powerhouse Museum’s O class tram in perfect mechanical order is shown leading our own O 1111. Visitors may ride in either tram.

Ride on tramcars from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

[Photograph by Martin Pinches]


See a tram which became Newcastle’s sole type. Sydney had these as well.

LP154_Ncast_livery_PMActually hailing from Sydney, tram L/P 154 was rebuilt in the 1920s style to seat 70 passengers, it is the only working example of the style which provided our northern city’s fleet of 99 tramcars.

It has been carefully re-painted in the exact style of Newcastle livery to acknowledge this type’s significance to Newcastle.

There will also be vintage double- and single-deck bus rides to Sutherland.

ADMISSION: Adults $18;  Seniors $12;  Child (5-15) $10 (under 5 free); Family tickets $46 (2 adults plus children).

For details of direct half hourly Waterfall trains direct to neighbouring Loftus Station please visit Location

Modified: 21st February, 2013

Note, due to unforeseen mechanical issues, our previously advertised Adelaide tram car will be unable to run on this day.