Historical information

Bendigo first commenced tramway operation in 1890 using battery trams. These were not successful. The rail, approx 36lb/yard or about 38kg/m has been sawn from an original length and collected.


Demonstrates a light weight section of tram rail used in Bendigo.

Physical description

Section of flanged steel rail, sawn, fitted with two engraved gold colour plastic signs.

Inscriptions & markings

Engraved on the signs or plaques - "Bendigo Tramways 1890" and "Original Battery Tram Rail, No. 4"