The Bendigo Tram Heritage Rail Workshop undertakes restoration projects that - quite literally - bring transport history to life.
Workshop staff are passionate about tram restoration and preservation and this is evident in the quality of their work. Whether restoring trams for Bendigo’s own service fleet or for other tramway operators, museums and collectors, their commitment and attention to detail is second to none.
To date the Workshop has been responsible for numerous highly complex restoration projects including:
- Tram No. 0014 – a Launceston Municipal Tramways tram restored for the Sydney Tramway Museum (SPER).
- Tram No. 0880 – M&MTB 'SW6' class tram.
- Tram No. 0032 – originally a Hawthorn Tramways Trust maximum traction car that later ran in Bendigo as No. 24 now restored to original livery and on loan to the Hawthorn Tramway Museum.
- Tram No. 0041 – Victorian Railways tramcar restored for the Melbourne Tramcar Preservation Association.
- Tram No. 0084 – a 1917 single truck combination tram restored for the Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust (P&MTT). Now part of the Bendigo Tramways service fleet.
- Tram No. 0675 – Sydney J class tram restored for the Sydney Tramway Museum.
- Tram No. 0017 – 1913 “toastrack” open tram restored (from use as a track maintenance vehicle) for seasonal use here in Bendigo.
Projects in progress include …
- Tram No. 0008 – a 1903 single truck tram restored for the Electric Supply Company of Victoria (ESCV).
- Tram No. 0302 – a 1925 Municipal Tramways Trust (Adelaide) vehicle built in Philadelphia, USA.
- Tram No. 0663 – this former Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board W3 built in 1931 is now owned by the Melbourne Tramcar Preservation Association (MPTA). It is undergoing a roof replacement.
- Tram No. 1501 – a 1920s New South Wales Government Tramways 'P' class tram is being restored for the Sydney Tramway Museum (SPER).
- Tram No. 0003 – 1890 battery-powered tram built for the Bendigo’s first tramline, between Bendigo and Eaglehawk.
In addition to complete restoration of trams, the Workshop also undertakes component restoration and can customise components to customer’s requirements.
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