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?
I note that a search for "Ipswich" and "Thomas" (not as an author) returns:The 1942 article was "The Bundamba Tramway - C.B.Thomas (ARHS 7/42 p1-3)"
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,
I wonder whether the 1942 article by CB Thomas containing "uncorroborated information" included Ipswich Street Tramways? That's before my collection begins...
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!
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)