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$175,000 announced for heritage transport sector

THNSW CEO, Andrew Moritz, today announced $175,000 in grants for the heritage transport sector during a special online presentation.

The Transport Heritage Grants Program is a NSW Government funded program, administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) and supported by THNSW. It aims to help the NSW community rediscover the culture, events and people that shaped transport over the past 165 years, as well as assist with the restoration and conservation of NSW’s valuable heritage assets.

This year’s grants bring to life heritage transport projects ranging from historic bus, ferry and locomotive restorations to the production of exhibitions and publications.

Congratulations to the following organisations:

Hunters Hill Historical Society New exhibition and brochure Rowboats to Bus Fleets – charting the problems and solutions of public transport in the Hunters Hill area. Amount awarded: $2,400

Sydney Electric Train Society Refitting of vintage electric locomotive 4615’s pantograph. Amount awarded: $3,425

Junee Roundhouse Museum Upgrade on-site interpretative signage. Amount awarded: $5,256

Lawrence Historical Society New exhibition Clarence River, the road to settlement 1799 – 1950. Amount awarded: $5,100

Lachlan Valley Railway Development of master plan and conservation management strategy for Orange East Fork. Amount awarded: $5,500

DC6029 Refurbish Beyer-Garratt 6029 springs. Amount awarded: $5,500

Goulburn Crookwell Heritage Railway Replacement of walkway deck and painting of turntable. Amount awarded: $7,176

The Rail Motor Society Upgrade interpretative signage and repaint interior of Station Masters cottage. Amount awarded: $14,779

Sydney Heritage Fleet Restore upper deck windows on the Kanangra Sydney ferry. Amount awarded: $14,097

Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage Centre Replace failed windows in barracks building. Amount awarded: $11,132

ACT Heritage Rail Holdings Restore carriage upholstery in AL 1040 Pullman style carriage for display and interpretation to the public. Amount awarded: $13,100

Sydney Bus Museum Grant 1: Mechanical overhaul of former NSW Government bus, Leyland 2599. Amount awarded: $18,893

Grant 2: New publication telling the story of the State Transit Authority. Amount awarded: $9,823

Sydney Tramway Museum Grant 1: Restoration of Sydney Tram D class 117. Amount awarded: $18,435

Grant 2: Digitise Sydney Tramway Museum archives. Amount awarded: $13,000

Temora Shire Council Conservation and improvement works at Temora Station. Amount awarded: $42,417


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