The Steam Tram and Railway Preservation (Co-op) Society Limited,
trading as the Valley Heights Steam Tramway (VHST), was established in
1954. The society restored and operated a steam tram in Parramatta Park
until the depot was destroyed by fire and the rolling stock severely
damaged. The society was not able to re-establish there and
subsequently was invited to join with the Blue Mountains Division of the
NSW Rail Transport Museum in the Valley Heights Locomotive Depot
Heritage Museum (VHLDHM) that was being established in the disused
The society is restoring an 1890s steam tram motor and trailer car.
The project is close to completion and is expected to be ready for the
Sesquicentenary celebrations of the NSW Railways in September 2005.
The VHLDHM is open on the first and third Sundays of the month from
10 am to 4 pm. An admission charge is made for entry. Light
refreshments, books, videos, etc., are available. Handicapped
facilities are available.
The VHST operates track maintenance vehicle rides on the first
Sunday, whilst steam locomotive footplate rides are offered on the third
Sunday. An additional charge is made for rides.
The VHLDHM is located in Tuscalum Road, Valley Heights, an easy walk from the Valley Heights railway station.