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Bendigo Tramways and Museum

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The Bendigo Tramways is a historic tourist tramway that runs from North Bendigo though the city centre to the Central Deborah Gold Mine.

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Several attempts have been made to introduce trams into Bendigo. The first trams were in 1890 and were battery operated but were soon withdrawn from service as unreliable. A steam tram system was established in 1892 and was in use for a decade.

Electric trams were introduced in 1903 and remained as an iconic feature of the city until the system as retired in 1972. A few months after the tramways retirement, a tourist tramways system was established on a single route and continues in use today.


Pre-arranged tours are available of the Depot and Workshop for 10 or more people. Contact Bendigo Tramways for further details.

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