This power station was originally built by the Department of Railways
to supply more power for Sydney’s growing Electric Tramway System in 1912
(and was later expanded for the City and Suburban Railway Electrification
in the mid 1920s).
The station was mothballed in 1970, but was retained for emergencies;
its last operational use was during the power crisis of 1984. Though modernised
and upgraded over the years since first constructed, its interior retains
most of the equipment in place when it was finally closed (only 15 years
ago). This retained equipment makes it a fairly unique and interesting
This tour will thus give members a chance to inspect the interior of
this major engineering landmark. During our escorted visit we will be able
to inspect most areas including; the Control Room, Switch House, Turbine
Hall, Boiler House, Pump House, and some remaining coalhandling equipment
and support facilities etc..
This is a very rare opportunity to see and photograph electric power
technology of a different and long past era, still in its original setting.
With future plans for the site currently being developed, it is also an
event not likely to be able to be repeated by the Society.
Our tour will depart from Central Station under the clock tower outside
Platform 1. The first group will depart at 11:30 am (returning 2:30 pm)
and the second at 1:30pm (returning) 4:30pm.
THE FARES ARE:
Adults $30 and Concessions
$25 and Child (14-18 years) $15. This fare includes entry/security
fees and all travel by vintage ex-government bus. Please book early as
places are strictly limited to the 12 remaining places. Receipts will be
mailed one week prior to the trip.
Form is available to print out and mail with your payment.
For further information,
please call our Infoline on (02) 9526 1864 or email
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