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SETS Tours and Events - White Bay Power House





Join us for an inspection of

White Bay Power House
(the old N.S.W. Railways and Tramways Power Station)

Photo: Hugh Burns
Please Note:
  • Due to heavy demand we now have 2 sessions 11:30 and 1:30
  • There are 12 vacancies left for 11:30 session only
  • This is a once off opportunity
This power station was originally built by the Department of Railways to supply more power for Sydneys 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 survivor.

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. 

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. 

A Booking Form is available to print out and mail with your payment.

For further information, please call our Infoline on (02) 9526 1864 or email us.

SETS Tours and Events
PO Box 275
Broadway NSW 2007

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In the meantime take a look at the list of PREVIOUS SETS TOURS
A complete list of all our tours from the beginning of SETS in 1992.

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