Sydney Tramway Museum
Shoot through on a Bondi tram!
Take the tram with PARKLINK to the Royal National
Australia's oldest tramway museum (founded in 1950) and the largest in the
southern hemisphere is located in the southern Sydney suburb of Loftus.
Royal National Park service operates Sundays and Public Holidays.
Pitt Street, Loftus|
Phone (02) 9542 3646
Fax (02) 9545 3390
Right at Loftus Railway Station
P.O. Box 103, Sutherland, NSW, 2232|
|Sundays and Public Holidays ||1000 - 1700|
|Wednesdays ||0930 - 1530|
The museum contains a large display hall, kiosk, shop,
picnic areas, running shed and restoration building.
The Sydney tramway service was a world class
undertaking operating 1535
tramcars at its peak. In 1944/45 it carried over 404.6 million passengers.
An excellent video (VHS PAL or NTSC format) on the system, "Shooting Through",
is available from the Museum.
Royal National Park service
The museum operates over 3 km of track including the 2 km Royal National Park
line. The Royal National Park service operates separately to the
Museum's historic service as a tourist tramway known as "Parklink".
"Parklink" commenced operations on 1 May 1993 over a former suburban
railway branch line constructed in 1886. The Museum converted the line
to light rail standards and connected it to the existing museum line
to establish what is now a most popular means of access to the world's
second oldest national park.
Museum tram fleet
The Museum has an extensive range of Sydney trams in its fleet.
- C-class cars 290 (Australia's oldest
preserved electric car) and 29, single truck saloon cars;
- D-class cars 102 and 117,
single truck California combination;
- E-class cars 529 & 530, permanently
coupled single truck crossbench;
- F-class car 393, bogie California
- K-class car 1296, single truck
- L/P-class car 154,
bogie 70 seat crossbench;
- N-class car 728, bogie 70 seat crossbench;
- O-class cars 957, 1111 and 1030,
bogie 80 seat crossbench
(Sydney's icon tram with 626 built between 1908 and 1914);
- O/P car 1089, bogie 80 seat crossbench;
- P-class 1497, bogie 80 seat crossbench;
- PR1-class car 1573 bogie saloon;
- R-class car 1740, bogie dropcentre saloon;
- R/R1-class car 1933, bogie saloon;
- R1-class cars 1951, 1971, 1979 and 2044,
- Prison Car 948.
- Examples of freight, service and grass burning cars are also included,
together with trolley bus 19.
- Brisbane cars,
- Ballarat, 12 single truck saloon (ex Geelong, before that
MMTB A [formerly J]-class 71,
originally PMTT No. 71)
- Ballarat, 37 bogie dropcentre (formerly Geelong 35,
before that Bendigo 1,
before that MMTB C [formerly N]-class 119,
originally HTT No. 13);
- Melbourne, cable grip No. 322,
W2-class no. 392,
and W5-class no. 792.
- BVG Berlin cars 3007 model TZ69, 3008 model TZ69
and trailer 3717 model BZ69
- Nagasaki 1054 bogie saloon car;
- San Francisco double ended PCC car 1014;
Thanks to Ian Stevens, firstname.lastname@example.org, and
Greg Sutherland, email@example.com
for the information on this page.