Sydney Trains is set to auction off thousands of items, including bikes, smart phones, laptop computers, cameras and jewellery left on trains and not claimed.
Among the trove of lost property are about 7000 mobile phones, 500 iPods, 400 cameras, 100 laptops, iPads and PCs, ‘‘a large quantity of jewellery’’ and close to 400 bicycles, including a valuable Pinarello road racing bike.
The transport authority’s acting chief Liz Ward said proceeds from the auction would be donated to Blue Mountains bushfire relief.
‘‘Like many members of Blue Mountains communities, the bushfires affected a
number of Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink employees, some of whom suffered severe property damage,’’ Ms Ward said.
‘‘The fire also badly damaged the Blue Mountains Line, which has only just come
back into service.
‘‘We think it’s only fitting that the proceeds of our lost property auction should go towards helping these communities which have suffered so much.’’
Other items up for sale will include, a Fender bass guitar, snowboards, a ‘‘massive stuffed bear’’ and even a wooden toilet seat.
Sydney Trains will hold its first public lost property auction in two years on Saturday, December 7, from 9.30am at Pickles Auctions, Nancy Ellis Leebold Drive, Milperra.