Our sincere thanks must go the very large number of people who came to enjoy our Vintage Tramway Festival on Sunday. This is an annual event in late
February commemorating the final closure of Sydney’s huge tram network when when we bring out a number of trams, some rarely seen in traffic. One could call it a cavalcade of trams of through the lifetime of the tram era in their “Grand Era”.
Throughout the day, our trams ran a regular ten minute service, with many convoys of two trams at a time, sometimes with two related trams, from the first style of electric four wheel saloon cars to the two styles of modern corridor trams. Directing tram movements, Bob Cooper and his team were extremely busy.
We thank various media groups: newspapers and radio ensured great attendance.
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’.
Engadine Rovers again did a much appreciated job with their welcome sausage sizzle.
Finally, we congratulate our own members, the restoration, infrastructure and garden teams, traffic members, a sales team and the many who have come in the last few weeks came to simply ensure our best look. And finally, our Events Manager, David Critchley.
ENTRY TIMES: Sunday open hours: 10 am until 5 pm. Wednesdays, 10 – 3 pm
ENTRY COST: Day pass, unlimited tram rides and Display Hall entry: Pre Schoolers (accompanied by an adult) Free. School age children $10; Concession holders $12; Adults $18. Family pass: $46.
Peter McCallum, Marketing webmaster.