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Sydney Tramway Museum trams, New South Wales

The Sydney Tramway Museum is located at Loftus, New South Wales. The Museum has preserved a range of former Sydney trams, a trolleybus, and a number of ex-Government diesel buses. The Museum has also preserved a number of trams from elsewhere in Australia including Ballarat, Brisbane, Kalgoorlie, and Melbourne. The Museum also has the largest Australian collection of trams from other countries including trams from the USA (San Francisco), Italy (Milan), Japan (Nagasaki) and Germany (Berlin and Munich).

The museum is easily accessible from the centre of Sydney by travelling by Waterfall line suburban train to Loftus. The Museum is immediately to the east of Loftus Station. The Museum is also accessible by road being on the corner of Pitt Street and Princes Highway, Loftus, approximately 25 km south of Sydney. The museum is normally open to the public on Sundays and public holidays from 10 am to 5 pm and is also open on Wednesdays from 9.30 am untl 3.30 pm..

The Sydney Tramway Museum's contact details are +612 9542 3646 (tel.) and +612 9545 3390 (fax). The Sydney Tramway Museum's postal address is PO Box 103, Sutherland, N.S.W., 1499, Australia.

Pictures of preserved trams at the Sydney Tramway Museum.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    San Francisco Municipal Railway double ended PCC car 1014 was pictured beside Bendigo Birney tram number 30 (on loan from the Bendigo Trust) in Tramway Avenue at Loftus. 1014 was built by the St Louis Car Company in 1948 and acquired by the museum in 1987, as a gift for Australia's Bicentenary. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Nagasaki (Japan) Bogie Saloon car 1054 was pictured at the Sutherland (northern) terminus of the Sydney Tramway Museum line. 1054 was built in 1952 by Nigata Iron Works. It originally operated in Sendai before being modifed in 1976 for Nagasaki. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Bendigo Birney single truck saloon tram number 30, on loan to the Sydney Tramway Museum from the Bendigo Trust, was pictured at the Royal National Park (southern) terminus of the Museum's line. Number 30 was built in 1925 by the JG Brill Company of the USA. It originally operated in on the Municipal Tramway Trust's Port Adelaide system in South Australia from 1925 to 1936. It was later sold to the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, and operated on the Geelong tramway system from 1936 to 1947, and then on the Bendigo tramway system until 1972. It was then acquired for preservation by the Bendigo Trust. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Berlin single truck saloon tram 5133 was pictured in Tramway Avenue, Loftus. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Munich radial axle 6 wheel tram 2666 was pictured in Tramway Avenue, Loftus. 2666 was built in in 1965 by Rathgerber of Munich and was acquired by the Sydney Tramway Museum in 1999. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Berlin single truck trailer 3717 was pictured on the depot traverser at Loftus. 3717 was built in in 1969 by Reischbahnausbesserungswerk and was acquired by the Sydney Tramway Museum in 1996. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Sydney "C" class single truck saloon car 29 was pictured in the display shed at Loftus. 29 was built in 1898 by Hudson Bros Pty Ltd. It has been restored to its 1898 appearance. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Sydney "C" class single truck saloon car 290 was pictured in the shed at Loftus. 290 which was built by Bignall and Morrison Pty Ltd in 1896 is the Museum's oldest surviving electric tram. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Sydney "E" class single truck cross bench car 529 was pictured in the shed at Loftus. 529 was built in 1903 by Clyde Engineering Pty Ltd. The "E" class trams operated in permanently coupled sets. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Sydney "N" class bogie crossbench car 728 was pictured in the running shed at Loftus. 728 was built by Meadowbank Manufacturing Pty Ltd in 1906. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Sydney "O" class bogie combination crossbench car 1111 was pictured in the running shed at Loftus. Over 600 "O" class cars were built in Sydney. 1111 was built by Meadowbank Manufacturing Pty Ltd in 1912. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Sydney "K" class single truck combination car 1296 was pictured in the shed at Loftus. 1296 was built by Meadowbank mnufacturing Pty Ltd in 1913. 1296 last operated in normal service on the steeply graded Neutral Bay line on the North Sydney tramway system. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Sydney "P" class bogie cross bench car 1497 was pictured in the shed at Loftus. 1497 was built in 1922 by Meadowbank Manufacturing Pty Ltd. The "P" class trams were the most modern of the cross bench cars and featured electromagnetic acceleration and automatic couplers to allow multiple unit operation. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Sydney "R1" class bogie drop centre saloon car 1971 was pictured in the running shed at Loftus. 1971 was built in 1936 by Clyde Engineering Pty Ltd. The R and R1 class corridor cars were a radical design departure from the previous toastrack type designs mostly built in Sydney until the 1930's. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Sydney "R1" class bogie drop centre saloon car 2044 was pictured in the shed at Loftus. 2044 was built in 1952 by Commonwealth Engineering Pty Ltd. 2044 has been painted in the special livery used for the 1954 Royal Tour of Australia by Queen Elizabeth II. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    Sydney bogie breakdown car 141s was pictured in the shed at Loftus. 141s was converted from an "O" class passenger car (1030) to a breakdown car at teh Randwick Workshops in 1955 Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

Sydney Tramway Museum, NSW

    The body of Kalgoorlie Bogie Saloon car 22 was pictured in the shed at Loftus. 22 was built in 1902 by JG Brill and Co of the USA and operated in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia until 1951 when that system closed to tramway operation. Image taken on Sunday 3 November 2002.

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Acknowledgements: Pamphlet "Trams and other vehicles in the collection of the Sydney Tramway Museum", assistance from Mr Geoff Graham.
Last update: 12/07/2003