Turning Back Time: Trams at the Turn of the 20th Century 2023

On Sunday, 15th October, the museum held its third event for 2023; an Edwardian-themed period day celebrating the 125th anniversary of our C Class tram No. 29. The museum was turned into an Edwardian era streetscape, with period performers, vintage cars and services operated by trams built no later than 1908.

C 290 and N 728 ran shuttle services to Sutherland, where the Cape Don Society and Barocky Chocky held stalls in our substation display hall, with C 29, F 393 and O 805 running convoy shuttles into the Royal National Park.

As an extra surprise, Steam Motor 1A and D class tram 117 were on static display on the workshop traverser. On top of that, no less than THREE heritage train trips ran past the museum in the morning: the Cockatoo Run, the Kiama Picnic Train and 3801’s Steam to Surf run to Wollongong.

The event attracted many visitors to the museum throughout the day and ultimately proved to be a success; we even got an article in the local paper: https://www.theleader.com.au/story/8392051/photos-100-year-old-trams-roll-out-for-special-day-at-loftus/

Check out some of the photos and videos below of the day, and thank you to everyone who made this event possible!

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Credit: pndvd
Credit: Scooter’s Transport Vids
Credit: Haydo Van Mars