Now you young 'uns are bringing back memories of times gone by.I loved the trams too. I have fond memories of the trams from Salisbury overtaking cars going down the hill from Annerley Junction to the PA as a kid (especially on one of those trams that had window winders). The 171 bus was never as much fun.
I loved the trams.....
Aaah the "good old days" Anyone here old enough to remember ballroom dancing at Cloudland????? Those were the days my friend....I wished they would never end
Controller you said that trolleybuses ran across the story bridge. I suppose there must have been trolley wire strung across the bridge. This would have been a sight.
I don't suppose that trams traversed the story bridge by any chance.
Also did trams run along oxlade drive New Farm by any chance?
The tramway museum at Ferny grove (or possibly the the ARHS nsw bookshop)sells an excellent video (3 hrs long)of the whole system all shot in old 8 mm colout footage. They cover each line and how the operations worked. A system map comes with the video.
There is also plenty of footage of the trolleys which ran from Ballymore to coorparoo/ seven hills/ edward st, and cavendish road.
The best $40.0 you will ever spend.
Ah yes. Brisbane Trams.
When I was a kid we would very occasionally go further north than Surfers and actually go to Brisbane.
We always knew when we were in Brisbane when we got to Mt Gravatt where the trams started.
In 1966 when I was 15 I went to Brisbane to a school conference held at All Hallows School in Ann Street. Boys from out of town were billeted at the Marist Brothers College at Ashgrove. I remember waking up in the morning and hearing the hum of traffic, something foreign to a bushie like me.
But the best thing of all (aside of there being lots of girls there) was coming home one night after a group of us went up to the Valley. I remember travelling on a drop centre tram on one of those incomparable Brisbane May nights.
What a way to travel.
Nineteen years later I lived in Ashgrove for a few months and I wondered how a tram would ever get down Waterworks Road it was so crowded in peak hour.
These days I have a son living at The Gap so I go out that way to see my grand kids. I can't see trams fitting into the current widened Waterworks Road unless they only ran between midnight and 5am.
Ah, the good old days.
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