Retired W-Class tram has golden future in Mount Perry

25 May 2023

When retired W-Class trams were made available to the public through our expression of interest in 2018, there was a special connection between another Melbourne icon and the Queensland town of Mount Perry – that year’s Melbourne Cup was made of gold from Mount Perry’s mine.

With this in mind, volunteers from the Mount Perry Men’s Shed successfully applied for their very own tram.   

Since tram 807 made the long journey to its new home, the dedicated Men’s Shed members have been diligently restoring it with the help of local volunteers.   

Works so far have included restoring doors and cowcatchers, removing exposed wiring and driver compartments and preparing the exterior for painting. It will soon get a new coat of paint in the traditional green and gold livery that makes Melbourne’s trams so famous around the world.

An old Melbourne tram that is being repainted.

Tram 807 is one of around 130 trams to be rehomed back in the community after years in storage. 

Find out more about our Reinventing trams project and see where other trams have gone to.