End of North Sydney system

 
  edison Chief Commissioner

The North Sydney passenger fleet was transferred back to the main system on the Lizard within a few weeks of the system's closure. This was done in the dead of night, and led  to press references to "ghost" trams.
However, there are photos of U-class ballast motors in use removing track in the Wynyard tunnels and on the SHB as far north as Blue St North Sydney. I was wondering whether this meant that the U-class were the final trams to leave the NS system, a role usually performed by a system's breakdown cars (converted C or O-class). Can anyone elaborate?

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  georges Train Controller

I was wondering whether this meant that the U-class were the final trams to leave the NS system, a role usually performed by a system's breakdown cars (converted C or O-class). Can anyone elaborate?
edison
Some support for the role of U-class in final two posts on this thread - http://tdu.to/226946.msg
  BrianBS Locomotive Driver

There was an article in Trolley Wire - May 2013 edition - that details the Tram Recovery Trucks - at the end of that article a list of trams removed from the North Sydney system is detailed with dates and tram numbers.

The last vehicles to be transferred were :

6th August - 133s, 93u, 99u
7th August - 91u, 98u, 143s

This is also confirmed in David Keenan's book "The North Sydney Lines"

Then it was all over !!!!
  edison Chief Commissioner

Thanks  for the info, guys. You've set my mind at rest!

Edison

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