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Ashford, northern New South Wales.
It was also touched up before Melbourne’s Moomba Festival in 2001 and was used for an enthusiasts’ tour in 200 .
The Bondi tram features seats recovered from the 19 Sydney ferry ooleen.
Its side-loading feature will help deal with summer crowds visiting Auckland oo, Motat and Western Springs.
Mr eff says the tram reached New ealand shores after coming on a flat rack on a container ship.
“It took a few days to get here and sustained no damage in coming across.
“It is similar to Melbourne trams but to tramway enthusiasts it is completely different.”
The museum has nine operational trams – which include three from Melbourne, the latest addition from Sydney and the remainder from Auckland and Wellington.
Motat marketing manager Angela Willis says it is great to have this piece of history.
“Our numbers are increasing every year and the trams are very popular with visitors.
“It is larger than the Auckland trams so we can expand our service.
veryone can experience it.”
Motat trams carried 170,000 passengers in the past 12 months.
Workers are also busy refurbishing a Wellington double-decker tram that should be operational by March.
Mr eff says: “The tramway has become more and more popular. We’re not a stuffy old museum – our displays are always changing.”
All aboard: Motat tramway manager Colin Zeff says this Bondi Beach tram will soon be running on the Western Springs line.