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Buderim Palmwoods Tramway
« on: March 08, 2012, 06:56:00 AM »
From the Sunshine Coast Daily click here!

Buderim's tram due 77 years later


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Buderim’s tram in the 1920s.

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Buderim's tram due 77 years later

Megan Mackender | 8th March 2012

AFTER 77 years in limbo, Buderim's heritage tram will come home.

The Buderim-to-Palmwoods tramway ran through the spine of Buderim and on to stations at Forest Glen, Chevallum and Nambour between 1914 and 1935.

The tram helped shape the modern-day Buderim, fostering farming and tourism to the area.

The Buderim-to-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc has helped keep the history of the tramway alive and was the driving force and man hours behind the restoration of a Krauss engine that pulled the carriages.

Heritage group volunteers dedicated 3000 hours and tens of thousands of dollars to lovingly restoring the Krauss to its former glory and have campaigned for its public display since 2004.

This will come to fruition with the Department of Transport and Main Roads last week approving a site for the engine on the corner of Burnett St and Lindsay Rd next to the Old Post Office.

The cosmetically restored Krauss will be encapsulated in a glass case on the site of the former tracks.

BPHTI president Helene Cronin said the approval was a realisation of the dreams and goals the group set out to achieve in 2004 when the tram came back to Buderim for its cosmetic restoration.

"The tram will now be displayed as a permanent reminder of our visionary pioneers," Ms Cronin said.

Division 7 councillor Ted Hungerford said the restoration was a credit to the volunteers who lived and breathed the tramway for the past eight years.

The heritage group will need funding to complete the project.

The goal is to have the tram project under way this year to coincide with the Buderim 150th anniversary celebrations.
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 05:27:03 PM »
Full Steam Ahead: Stories of Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway

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