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Expired Event - Extra Open Day to recognise 140 years since the first Sydney Steam Tram - 29 Sep 2019

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Extra Open Day to recognise 140 years since the first Sydney Steam Tram

When:
Sun 29 Sep 2019
Time:
10am - 4pm
Cost:
$15 (adult)
Booking:
Not Required
Facilities:
Parking Available, Public Transport, Toilet on Site, Disabled Facilities
Notes:
Event facilities may be modified in wet weather
Details:
On this exact date in 1879 Steam Trams first ran in Sydney – the start of government run street transport there. Heaps of new stuff on view ON THIS DAY ONLY! Rides with our rare exhibit (Steam Tram 103A) are included in entry fee.
One-off attractions:
1) Invited guests will attend a ceremony at 11:00 – all welcome!
2) Edward Loughry came to Australia in 1879 from the Baldwin Locomotive Works in the USA to assemble the first four Sydney tram motors and to implement the service on 29 September 1879. He later had a distinguished career with the Tramways Department and the NSWGR. To provide a unique personal connection, one of his descendants will give a short talk about the Loughry family's 200+ years combined service with the NSWGR and Tramways.
3) In addition, rarely viewed exhibits, previously unseen photographs and memorabilia will form part of a newly assembled display for this day only, including items on loan from private collections and Sydney Tramway Museum.
Location:
Valley Heights Rail Museum
17b Tusculum Road
VALLEY HEIGHTS NSW 2777
Contact:
Keith Ward on
  0488141993

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