Valley Heights Steam Tramway


Replica Double-Deck Trailer Car No 1

Double deck replica trailerThis replica car was constructed by the Tramway Department on the frame of electric tram K746 in 1951 for the Jubilee of Federation. Following this, the replica was placed into storage until spring 1956, which saw the commencement of the Sydney Waratah Festivals. As part of the Sydney Waratah Festival, street parades were held annually until the Festival’s demise in 1973. As part of this parade a replica Sydney Steam Tram comprising of this car and a Tram Motor Body mounted on a tractor, were included in the parade. The replica Double Decker tramcar soon found its way to the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences where it was stored until the 1990’s when the Powerhouse Museum began rationalising its transport collection and Valley Heights Steam Tramway were invited to inspect the Car. Delegates from Valley Heights Steam Tramway inspecting the car were suitably impressed with the vehicle, that arrangements were made to relocate the car to Valley Heights.

Double deck replica trailer

Permission was granted by the Powerhouse Museum on the provision that the car could be stored and restored in a secure, weatherproof environment. On Thursday, 5th June 1997, custody of the replica Double Decker was transferred to STaRPS with its arrival at Valley Heights, where it now awaits restoration.

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