Tram and Trolley Bus Routes in Brisbane

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ianr Beginner

Does anyone have a history of these?  Did they ever run in Seven Hills?  Stanley Rd?  Over the Story Bridge?

 
GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper

Trams never ran over the Story Bridge (I don't think that it was possible to lay tracks over it) but trolleybuses certainly did.

 
inlander Train Controller

Location: Brisbane

The Trolleys ran from Ballymore and Seven hills (Back of Carina) and Cavendish Road

 
phil_48 Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North

Cant recall trolleys running over the Story Bridge but they did run over the Victoria Bridge along with the trams.

 
BrianB Chief Train Controller

Location: Brisbane

See if you can track down a copy of this book:

'Brisbane Tramways - The Last Decade', Clark and Keenan, Transit Press, 1977

Should be available from the shop at the Brisbane Tramway Museum at Ferny Grove - $17.95 plus postage - it should be in stock.

A reasonable number of good photographs, with full track plans and Destination Rolls, and a brief history of the tramway system - worth the money.

 
Centralvulcan Train Controller

There is also Peter Hyde's SLOW at FROG  - A Short history of the Brisbane trolleybus system.  Has a map of the tram and trolley lines.  You can get copies from the Brisbane Tramway Museum - 50 Tramway Street Ferny Grove Qld 4055.

Or PM me and I can end you a copy from the stock I hold. $20-00

 
Centralvulcan Train Controller

Does anyone have a history of these?  Did they ever run in Seven Hills?  Stanley Rd?  Over the Story Bridge?

- ianr

In a quick answer to your question - the trolleys ran over both the Story Bridge and the Stanley Bridge.  Trolley Route 8A ran to Seven Hills.  8C ran to Carina. Part of the 7 Hills route ran along the formation of the former Belmont STeam Tramway - Oteson Skyline Drive.

 
Aussie Bhoy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane

Old tram route map from 1961

 
GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper

Thanks very much for the map Aussie Bhoy. It's much appreciated.

 

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