Paddington Tram Fire Night Run

Brisbane Tramway Museum

To commemorate the Paddington Tram Depot fire of 1962, the Brisbane Tramway Museum is holding a Tram Night Run on September 28, the night when a third of Brisbane's tram fleet was destroyed 58 years ago. 

Located where the Paddo Central complex is now, the Paddington Tram Depot was a major storage and overnight parking spot for Brisbane's trams, with the substation across the road generating the electricity to run them. The depot was never rebuilt and the 65 trams that were lost that night never replaced. Throughout the 1960's Brisbane transitioned to becoming more of a car city, until 1969, the end of the tram era.

Brisbane Tramway Museum

The historic outdoor museum is home to a range of vintage trams dating from the 1800s to 1969, the last year that trams trundled through the streets of Brisbane. And for this occasion, you can take unlimited nostalgic night rides on 6 of them, driven by drivers in traditional uniforms, as well as take a ride on vintage BCC buses.

Brisbane Tramway Museum

You can also visit the museum's restoration, carpentry and metal workshops and watch the restoration activities first-hand and speak to the men who keep the remains of Brisbane's tram fleet running. 

Brisbane Tramway Museum

A sausage sizzle, coffee wagon and ice-creams will be available onsite and there'll also be ba a miniature engine display.

Need to know - COVID-19 safety restrictions will be in place and strictly observed.

Night Run

Brisbane Tramway Museum

50 Tramway St

Ferny Grove

Sep 28, 2020

4-9pm

A$15 Conc $12

Child $8 Fam $46

 

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