Ferrymead Heritage Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

The Tramway Historical Society Inc.

NEWS AND PLANNED EVENTS

Coming Events

FUNCTIONS

MARCH FUNCTION
When: Wednesday March 15TH 2017
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Lions Building (Entry from Gate A, Ferrymead Park Drive)
What: Dave Hinman and Vincent Chan have just returned from Australia and will give an illustrated talk on the Australasian Rail Association 2017 Light Rail Conference they attended recently at Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. Some exciting modern tramway developments are underway or in the pipe line in various parts of Australia and potentially also in Auckland!

This presentation will be followed by our annual GOALS discussion, led by Stephen Taylor - where we are at with our various goals and projects and where we should be heading over the next 12 months and beyond? ($2.00 each please for our usual delicious Phyllis supper)

SPECIAL OFFER FOR THS MEMBERS
Christchurch Tramway Operations Manager John Smith has advised that they will operate a special deal on the Restaurant for the rest of June and all of July (other than Saturday evenings) for Heritage Tramways Trust/Tramway Historical Society members at $65 per head, and including up to 3 guests dining with them (maximum table of 4 people). They just need to identify themselves as members of THS/HTT when they book.
Please note: the normal price is $99 per head. For details about the Restaurant Tram go to: http://welcomeaboard.co.nz/christchurch-tram/tram-restaurant/

GOALS AND PROJECTS 2015/2016
Please click here to download this document.

NEXT WORK PARTY
Formal work parties are held every third Saturday of the month and Alan Roi provides a cooked midday meal.
There are also activities every Saturday and on Monday evenings.

As noted in Graeme Belworthy’s editorial piece, the Society is continuing its regular Saturday Work Days with the goal of having our Ferrymead depot site cleaned up sufficiently for the COTMA Conference in October and the Membership Drive in November. With the Conference coinciding with the third Saturday of October—which would usually be our major Work Day, Alan Roi has informed that there will not be a formal Work Day this October as a result.

Our regular Work Days are not only a means of getting regular maintenance and infrastructure upgrades done around Ferrymead Park and along our tramway, they are a great means of getting together and sharing in a bit of camaraderie and banter. Alan also provides refreshments and a full cooked lunch for all who attend.

BACK COPIES OF TOPICS
ALLEN HARBROW advises that back copies of Tramway Topics are available to THS members at $1 per copy. Anyone interested please contact Allen Harbrow Ph. 3855519 or email aharbrow@clear.net.nz.

TROLLEY BUS SYSTEM
The Trolley Bus system generally operate runs on the first Sunday of each month and on event days. Trolley bus currently in operation is Wellington 103, but is hoped that Christchurch 210 and Dunedin 79 with both
return to service in the near future.

For more on Meetings and Work Parties, please click here.