I have a "Trolley Wire" magazine somewhere with a detailed article about the Kalgoorlie tramways - it was a really sophisticated and advanced system for a regional town. Kal must have been a very wealthy town once, like Ballarat and Bendigo.Still is. Like Ballarat and Bendigo, built on gold. Unlike Ballarat and Bendigo, still a major gold production centre. Still generating wealth.
Unlike Ballarat and Bendigo Kalgoorlie is much further away from its capital city.Relative to the size of the state, not really. In absolute kms, yes.
Also didn't Kalgoorlie also have steam hauled suburban trains with double deck carriages?
There's a lot of interesting pictures of the Kalgoorlie trams in action on the internet; in modern pictures of the town you can also see how interesting the main street is with historical buildings - I'd love to have a look one day. Does anyone know who owns the remnants of those trams and what the plans are for them?
Relative to the size of the state, not really. In absolute kms, yes.
I suspect you're thinking of a tram trailer somehow - and it could have been Gwalia. But yes, Kal did have an extensive suburban railway service in the days of steam. The Boulder loopline was a relic of this - most has disppeared into the Big Pit. Boulder station is quite a wonderful building, actually. Sadly was damaged in Kal's earthquake a little while back.
I suspect you're thinking of a tram trailer somehow - and it could have been Gwalia.