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News: Concrete Floor Laid in Tram Shed

The eagerly anticipated concrete floor in the new shed was laid on May 15, 2008. It is a pleasure to see. A lot of work had gone into preparing the floor area, including tamping the track work and placing the re-enforcing steel. The first water from the shed tank was effectively made use of in damping down the surface prior to concreting. In all, it was a great co-operative effort between the Museum and the Tramway Society.

Internal view of Tramway shed showing new concrete floor
An internal shed view featuring
the new concrete floor

Tramway Works Manager Craig at work wiring the new shed.
Valley Height Steam Tramway
Works Manager Craig at work wiring the new shed.

Valley Height Steam Tramway Works Manager, Craig, (he is a licensed electrician) has done a lot of hard work in setting up the wiring and lighting for the building. The connection to the power main was made on June 14.

Members and visitors entering the museum would have been forgiven if they thought they had been on a sample of the Birdsville Track. Despite maintenance, pot-holes and ruts seemed to develop almost overnight. On May 23, 2008 the local council paved the area in asphalt. The project was jointly funded by Railcorp and Blue Mountains City Council.

Needless to say it is a great and much welcomed improvement.