Vintage Tramway Festival 2023

This year’s Sydney Vintage Tramway Festival exceeded all expectations, with high revenue and patronage resulting in one of the biggest ever takings for the museum on record. Trams – most of which were toastrack cars – were noted to be carrying full loads all throughout the day. Both crews and members of the public were amazed at the large crowds attending. Visitors came from all over Sydney, with large groups from interstate and overseas as well. We also had two large visitor groups attending the festival in the morning and afternoon, arriving in Vintage Electric Set F1. An appreciation of thanks is expressed to all who made this event possible, in particular to Scott Curnow, for his efforts as the festival’s Officer In Charge and organiser. Scott’s planning with attention to detail resulted in a wide variety of trams being in service, whilst a timetable with plenty of staff on hand made for on time running. Thanks also to Ian Saxon who assisted Scott in his duties as OIC, and our workshop team who worked behind the scenes to have all of the required trams available for service. And to our visiting displays; Cape Don Society, Sutherland Shire Historical Society, Recycology, Sydney Bus Museum, Model A Ford club, 1st Heathcote Scout Group and Transport Heritage NSW (Heritage electric train F1) a big thank you as well for participating in our festival.

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