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2022 Transport Heritage Grants Program recipients announced


Ten transport heritage sector organisations across NSW have been announced as recipients of this year’s Transport Heritage Grants Program.


Transport Heritage NSW Chair, The Hon. Nathan Rees, and NSW Minister for Transport, David Elliott MP, presented the grants at a special ceremony at the Australian National Maritime Museum – the first in-person ceremony in three years.


Nine grants were announced for restoration and conservation projects of transport heritage assets, including seat recovering for heritage trams, a water tank rebuild for an historic steam locomotive and preservation of transport uniforms.


One grant, awarded in the ‘education and publication’ category, was for a new book by the Albury and District Historical Society on connecting the NSW and Victorian railway systems.


This year’s major grant recipient was to the Rail Motor Society, based in Paterson NSW, for the refurbishment and restoration to service of rail motor unit 602/707.

Rail Motor Society Secretary, Mick Walsh says they’re honoured and pleased to have been awarded this grant.


“It’s a large project we are now able to undertake, and the grant will support its first stage. The whole project will bring the rail motors in main line operating condition and meet the relevant standards for main line operations.”

The 2022 Transport Heritage NSW Grants Program recipients were as follows:


10 Class Locomotives Ltd

Respringing and resetting height of heritage listed Loco Number 18

$15,000


Albury and District Historical Society

Publication: Connecting the NSW and Victorian Railway Systems at Albury Wodonga

$4,200


Capital Region Heritage Rail

Restoration of HCX 632 composite guards van

$4,760


Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society

Steam Locomotive Burra new tank project

$14,630


New England Railway

Internal painting and window replacement for 635 and 765

$10,903


Steam Tram and Railway Preservation Society

Locomotive 1022 saddle water tank rebuild

$16,500


Sydney Bus Museum

Preservation and display of bus transport staff uniforms

$7,755


Sydney Heritage Fleet

Kanangra hull interior clean up

$14,509

Sydney Tramway Museum

Seat recovering for Sydney corridor trams R1740 and R1 1979

$10,392


Rail Motor Society

Refurbishment and restoration to service of Rail Motor unit 602/707

$50,000


The Transport Heritage Grants Program is a NSW Government funded program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) and THNSW.

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