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On a recent Club excursion members of the Probus Club of Hobart Macquarie went to the northern suburb of Glenorchy and experienced an interesting and informative visit to the Tasmanian Transport Museum.


It was a travel down memory lane for many members as number of vehicles on display were used by them as children going to school, and adults commuting around Hobart.

The museum is segmented into sections that contain various transport vehicles while a separate section houses and displays vehicles that are powered by electricity. In the “The Electric House” members saw trams, both single and double bogies and double deckers. Beside the trams were a number of trolley buses, including the first trolley bus “run” in Hobart. Hobart was the first City to use trolley buses in the Southern Hemisphere. 

The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) Museum has a campus on the site with a display of historic fire engines, equipment and appliances. An interesting vehicle is one that is fitted out as a hearse and may be used in the funerals of deceased members of the TFS.