Next stop please: Preserving our trams at Bylands
This project will involve 10 young people working at Bylands for six months from early February 2006, focused on restoration of Melbourne X2 class tram 680 and the Batman Avenue signal box, as well as performing some environmental improvements to the museum site. They will be working under the direction of a team leader from WorkForce Plus, with assistance from TMSV member Doug Prosser.
In addition team members will undertake environmental work at Craigieburn and Kinglake, restoring and protecting significant areas, carrying out fauna surveys, landscaping and planting, fencing and undertaking weed control.
It will provide an opportunity for team members to gain skills in timber and sheet metal work, panel beating, painting, varnishing and glazing. By laying down some track the team will relive history just like transport workers in days gone by.
The TMSV is proud to be associated with these two organizations in running this community-based project aimed at enhancing our natural and cultural heritage.
Media enquiries should be directed to John Catto-Smith at WorkForce Plus,
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