Historical footage of Rockhampton's Purrey steam tram

 

News article: Historical footage of Rockhampton's Purrey steam tram

The Rockhampton Council ran Purrey steam trams as municipal transport from 1909 to 1939.

  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Are these trams still preserved anywhere?

Was this the only location where steam trams were deployed in Australia?

Historical footage of Rockhampton's Purrey steam tram

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  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Are these trams still preserved anywhere?

Was this the only location where steam trams were deployed in Australia?

Historical footage of Rockhampton's Purrey steam tram
8077
If you click on the link you posted and scroll down a small amount you will see, in big bold letters, "Rockhampton is home to the world's only operational Purrey steam tram".  Does that answer your question? It runs at Archer Park station, on Denison Street, Rockhampton.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Was up there for a mates wedding couple years ago on one of the running days and caught a quick photo:

Original HERE
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Archer Park station is well worth a visit, not just for the steam tram (which is operational, you can ride on it), but also for an interesting collection of railway memorabilia.  It used to be the junction for the Yeppoon and Emu Park branch lines, and still has signboards for those destinations.  

Archer Park station has now been bypassed by QR, but the track on the far side of the tram, in the photo, is a freight line which occasionally sees long freight trains rumbling through.  When a freight train is expected, the tram is not allowed to run.

The tram is  the only survivor of a fleet of them (nine trams and six trailers) which used to run around the streets of Rockhampton.  It has been carefully and meticulously restored by the Rockhampton City Council, and runs on about 1.1 km of track adjacent to the station.  It was originally built in Bordeaux, France, and is said to be the only operational Purrey steam tram in the world.
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Are these trams still preserved anywhere?

Was this the only location where steam trams were deployed in Australia?

Historical footage of Rockhampton's Purrey steam tram
If you click on the link you posted and scroll down a small amount you will see, in big bold letters, "Rockhampton is home to the world's only operational Purrey steam tram".  Does that answer your question? It runs at Archer Park station, on Denison Street, Rockhampton.
duttonbay
Other cities had steam trams, but not this particular kind.  From memory, Broken Hill and Bendigo, could be others.
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Are these trams still preserved anywhere?

Was this the only location where steam trams were deployed in Australia?

Historical footage of Rockhampton's Purrey steam tram
If you click on the link you posted and scroll down a small amount you will see, in big bold letters, "Rockhampton is home to the world's only operational Purrey steam tram".  Does that answer your question? It runs at Archer Park station, on Denison Street, Rockhampton.
Other cities had steam trams, but not this particular kind.  From memory, Broken Hill and Bendigo, could be others.
Lad_Porter

My question was to the cities which also had this steam run service not that they still exist today.  Bendigo I believed had electricity.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Are these trams still preserved anywhere?

Was this the only location where steam trams were deployed in Australia?

Historical footage of Rockhampton's Purrey steam tram
If you click on the link you posted and scroll down a small amount you will see, in big bold letters, "Rockhampton is home to the world's only operational Purrey steam tram".  Does that answer your question? It runs at Archer Park station, on Denison Street, Rockhampton.
Other cities had steam trams, but not this particular kind.  From memory, Broken Hill and Bendigo, could be others.
Lad_Porter
Oops. I answered the first question but not the second. Steam trams ran in Rockhampton, Brisbane, Newcastle, Bendigo, Melbourne, Adelaide and Broken Hill. There were isolated lines in Newcastle (Maitland), Sydney (Ashfield-Burwood-Mortlake, Parramatta, Manly, Arncliffe-Bexley, Rockdale-Brighton-le-Sands, Kogarah-Sans Souci, Sutherland-Cronulla), Adelaide (Glenelg, Port Adelaide). If you are interested I can recommend "The Steam Tram in Australia & New Zealand" by Bruce Macdonald.
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

Archer Park station is well worth a visit, not just for the steam tram (which is operational, you can ride on it), but also for an interesting collection of railway memorabilia.  It used to be the junction for the Yeppoon and Emu Park branch lines, and still has signboards for those destinations.  

Archer Park station has now been bypassed by QR, but the track on the far side of the tram, in the photo, is a freight line which occasionally sees long freight trains rumbling through.  When a freight train is expected, the tram is not allowed to run.

The tram is  the only survivor of a fleet of them (nine trams and six trailers) which used to run around the streets of Rockhampton.  It has been carefully and meticulously restored by the Rockhampton City Council, and runs on about 1.1 km of track adjacent to the station.  It was originally built in Bordeaux, France, and is said to be the only operational Purrey steam tram in the world.
Lad_Porter
This is correct but the freight line is the North Coast Main Line along Denison Street and I think it is the last bit of regular street running by mainline trains in Australia. This bit of track can get pretty busy in the mornings with both freight and cattle trains using it. It is an attraction in itself as well as the Archer Park Station Museum.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
the freight line is the North Coast Main Line along Denison Street and I think it is the last bit of regular street running by mainline trains in Australia.
neillfarmer
There's also a short section of NCL track on Perry Street North Bundaberg.
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

the freight line is the North Coast Main Line along Denison Street and I think it is the last bit of regular street running by mainline trains in Australia.
There's also a short section of NCL track on Perry Street North Bundaberg.
Graham4405
Thanks Graham, didn't know about that. Looking at it from Google Maps it doesn't have the photo possibilities of Rockhampton but it is electrified which must make it unique. I wonder if the Rocky Tilt becomes the Rocky Trolley or Rocky Tram for this short section.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Archer Park station is well worth a visit, not just for the steam tram (which is operational, you can ride on it), but also for an interesting collection of railway memorabilia.  It used to be the junction for the Yeppoon and Emu Park branch lines, and still has signboards for those destinations.  

Archer Park station has now been bypassed by QR, but the track on the far side of the tram, in the photo, is a freight line which occasionally sees long freight trains rumbling through.  When a freight train is expected, the tram is not allowed to run.

The tram is  the only survivor of a fleet of them (nine trams and six trailers) which used to run around the streets of Rockhampton.  It has been carefully and meticulously restored by the Rockhampton City Council, and runs on about 1.1 km of track adjacent to the station.  It was originally built in Bordeaux, France, and is said to be the only operational Purrey steam tram in the world.
This is correct but the freight line is the North Coast Main Line along Denison Street and I think it is the last bit of regular street running by mainline trains in Australia. This bit of track can get pretty busy in the mornings with both freight and cattle trains using it. It is an attraction in itself as well as the Archer Park Station Museum.
neillfarmer


A quick clip of Denison Street - the Museum trackage can be seen in the latter part of the video...




https://youtu.be/GsU7btwKUtI

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