Built in 1913, this is the oldest remaining locomotive depot in NSW. It's run by a volunteer tram crew who take their job seriously - they wear bowler hats, top hats, waistcoats and braces. The museum is complete with roundhouse (the oldest in NSW), operating turntable and associated trackage.
Why should I go? "Pride of place is an 1891 Sydney steam tram, the real deal, which pulls an 1889 steam tram trailer car," says David Lewis, whom you'll find shovelling coal into the firebox of the tram. "The steam tram shows how we travelled in Sydney in the days before the motorcar. Everyone loves to hear the whistle blow – the faces of children light up when they sound it."
|Venue name:||Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum||Contact:|
17b Tusculum Road
|Opening hours:||Open second and fourth Sun each month, 10am-4pm, and Wed during school holidays|