Tram B15 coming back home

Media Release 3 July 2020
Building works Tram

The City, South Perth Historical Society and Perth Electric Tramways Society are working together to build a tram barn to house a faithfully restored B class tram engine built in 1899.

The tram barn is being built at the entrance to Windsor Park, east of Heritage House, close to the original tram line. The tram is the same one that once ran along Mends Street and Labouchere Road from 1922 to 1950.

City of South Perth Mayor Greg Milner said the restored tram and tram barn will provide a glimpse of life that was once commonplace in the area. A number of other unique and rare civic and social heritage buildings, featuring Heritage House, Post office, Police Station and Old Mill Theatre are also located in the area.

“The Tram was found in a Kelmscott backyard, before being lovingly restored by volunteers from Perth Electric Tramways,” Mayor Milner said.

The tram barn will be built from masonry and glazing, with bi-fold doors allowing people to move freely throughout the building and the tram.

Construction of the tram barn will begin in mid-July and is expected to be finished by early September. For more information on the Local History of South Perth click here.

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