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.

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Photos by Matthew Geier, Martin Pinches and Robert Lee