Electric Street Tramways of Ipswich Queensland

 
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Location: San Onofre California
Does anyone recall an article possibly in the ARHS Bulletin, in the 1940s or 50s ,by a C B Thomas on the street trams of Ipswich !!!!

which in reality was a work of fiction

it even included a map of routes I think  I was wondering if it was in the Bulletiin or another publication?

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  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Magindex has no reference to any such article in the Bulletin. There are only two articles by CB Thomas listed in QLD - Tramways of Nambour, and Childers - which appeared in 1943 and 1952 respectively. The index for each articles does mention that it is incorrect.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I note that a search for "Ipswich" and "Thomas" (not as an author) returns:

Article Name: The Redbank - Bundamba Loop Line
ARHS Bulletin Vol 19, No 368, Jun 1968, pp129-47
Author/Contributor Name: Kerr, JD
Comment: This history covers the building of  the coal railway south from Bundamba,
built part privately, from 1881 . It  was purchased by  the QR in  1897  and linked
in  a  loop to  Redbank in  1904 . The history of  the sidings and collieries along
the line occupies much of  the article besides details of  construction, operations and
traffic. 12  photos, 2  maps, 11  diagrams. Contributions from BT  Macdonald and D
Walker appear in  Bn372  Oct 1968 , pp253 -5 . An  earlier article on  this topic
by  CB  Thomas (with uncorroborated information) appears in  Bn57  Jul 1942 ,
pp1 -3 . IDENTIFIERS: Pre-Government Railways Qld / Coal Railways Qld /
Government Railways Qld / Ipswich Qld / Macdonald, BT  / Walker, D  / Thomas,
CB


I wonder whether the 1942 article by CB Thomas containing "uncorroborated information" included Ipswich Street Tramways? That's before my collection begins...
  br30453 Chief Train Controller

I note that a search for "Ipswich" and "Thomas" (not as an author) returns:

Article Name: The Redbank - Bundamba Loop Line
ARHS Bulletin Vol 19, No 368, Jun 1968, pp129-47
Author/Contributor Name: Kerr, JD
Comment: This history covers the building of  the coal railway south from Bundamba,
built part privately, from 1881 . It  was purchased by  the QR in  1897  and linked
in  a  loop to  Redbank in  1904 . The history of  the sidings and collieries along
the line occupies much of  the article besides details of  construction, operations and
traffic. 12  photos, 2  maps, 11  diagrams. Contributions from BT  Macdonald and D
Walker appear in  Bn372  Oct 1968 , pp253 -5 . An  earlier article on  this topic
by  CB  Thomas (with uncorroborated information) appears in  Bn57  Jul 1942 ,
pp1 -3 . IDENTIFIERS: Pre-Government Railways Qld / Coal Railways Qld /
Government Railways Qld / Ipswich Qld / Macdonald, BT  / Walker, D  / Thomas,
CB


I wonder whether the 1942 article by CB Thomas containing "uncorroborated information" included Ipswich Street Tramways? That's before my collection begins...
duttonbay
The 1942 article was "The Bundamba Tramway - C.B.Thomas (ARHS 7/42 p1-3)"

The article was about the line from Bundamba to the mines at Swanbank.

Nothing about street trams in Ipswich which never existed.

Noted historian John Kerr commented about this article in his notes: (interesting, mostly imaginary)
  duttonbay Minister for Railways


The article was about the line from Bundamba to the mines at Swanbank.

Nothing about street trams in Ipswich which never existed.

Noted historian John Kerr commented about this article in his notes: (interesting, mostly imaginary)
br30453 The 1942 article was "The Bundamba Tramway - C.B.Thomas (ARHS 7/42 p1-3)"
Thank you. Friends of mine recently described his works as fiction, based around a small amount of fact, with the problem working out what was fact. In an article about street tramways of Ipswich the only facts would be the street names!

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