#Trams: a short pictorial study by State Records #NSW

State Records NSW has a remarkable collection that’s been extensively digitised. Since one of the themes of this blog is trams, or light rail as the rather over engineered contemporary version of a Sydney tram is called, I’ve planned a series of posts on trams. Reproduction rights: State Records NSW Globally trams are on the … Continue reading #Trams: a short pictorial study by State Records #NSW

Sydney’s Trams their Rise, Decline, Demise and Rebirth

Chatting with students in class about Australia in the 1950s inevitably led to me reflect on the demise of Sydney’s tramway system. I loved trams as a child, I still do, and it remains a delight to be somewhere trams are still in use. The elevation, comfort , relative quiet and freedom from vibration when … Continue reading Sydney’s Trams their Rise, Decline, Demise and Rebirth