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  • Tram scrolls | Bus and tram scrolls canvas | Custom prints
    fibres or for the true vintage connoisseur offer a weathered version that is as close as we can get it to looking like an original tram destination tram banners sign Have a look at these on the gallery page There are also 3 different styles the centred and underlined text see the Fitzroy scroll to the left and non underlined full line see the Glenelg scroll above and also a contemporary version see the Sydney Ferry Service scroll To further help keep the vintage feel we use a course 100 cotton canvas giving the canvas of the tram signs a rougher look and feel don t be disappointed by buying one of the lower quality poly cotton plasticy destination canvas rolls that are being sold Choose from our large range of tram and bus destination blinds then email your selection to us and we will carefully print frame and laminate your canvas print within 5 working days or sooner Design your own Tram Bus Scrolls for just 30 Alternatively you can design your own tram scroll by selecting the size colour and style you like then email us at info tramscrolls com au with the text you would like such as the towns stops in the order you want them We only charge an extra 30 for this service and offer unlimited proofs and revisions We offer 100 FREE SHIPPING on all our tram scrolls and bus signs anywhere in Australia No conditions We offer unbeatable prices and premium quality We print using the best wide format printers in the market and always use UV resistant inks meaning that your Tram Scroll once printed will still look good in years to come The canvas is then stretched over a premium kiln dried wooden frame and laminated with archival artist s

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  • Cart - Tramscrolls
    as closely as possible the original tram banners Our original All stops to tram and bus art series are the first stop for anyone looking for a unique artwork that clearly reflects Australia s history Blog Posts Where did those 5 years go Post Christmas Madness Here are some of the recent Tram and Bus scrolls November 2014 May June Tram Destination Scroll Designs Tram Scrolls Customer Designs Cart Your

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  • Bus and Tram Scrolls, Tram Banners
    a unique artwork that clearly reflects Australia s history Blog Posts Where did those 5 years go Post Christmas Madness Here are some of the recent Tram and Bus scrolls November 2014 May June Tram Destination Scroll Designs Tram Scrolls Customer Designs Design your own Design your own Free Design options Design your own Order a pre designed scroll Name of tramscroll Simply start to write the name of the tram scroll you would like and the different options will automatically display Size Type Select an option Small Stretched Canvas 160 00 Small Rolled Canvas no frame 100 00 Medium Stretched Canvas 255 00 Medium Rolled Canvas no frame 180 00 Large Stretched Canvas 405 00 Large Rolled Canvas no frame 315 00 Colour Select an option Black White Cream Brown Pastel Blue Black Cream Navy Blue Multi Coloured 20 00 Black Whites Stripes Red Purple Style Select an option Full Line Style 30 00 Centred and Underlined Style 30 00 Contemporary Style 30 00 Modernista 70 00 Multi Font 50 00 30 design fee deposit required first balance is paid on approval of proof List of destinations names required Additional notes Express 3 Day Service Express 3 Day Service

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  • Tram Destination art | Tramscrolls | bus scrolls
    history Blog Posts Where did those 5 years go Post Christmas Madness Here are some of the recent Tram and Bus scrolls November 2014 May June Tram Destination Scroll Designs Tram Scrolls Customer Designs Sizes Prices Here at Tram Scrolls Australia we don t believe in charging you the earth to get your bus custom canvas We offer the best prices on all Tram Bus scrolls in addition to offering FREE SHIPPING on all canvas bus scrolls to Australia and the UK Express delivery is available for just 40 this offers a normal turnaround of 3 days Overnight is also available let us know if you would like this the price varies depending on the delivery location To make things even better for our customers we only charge 30 to design your own personalised bus and tram banners or bus scrolls if you like Just email us your requirements and we will do the rest We offer 3 main sizes but if you want larger or smaller we will custom design a scroll for you A stretched tram scroll means it been stretched over a timber frame unstretched or rolled means its just the canvas print Small stretched scroll 38cm x 82cm 15 inches x 32 inches 160 Small unstretched rolled scroll 38cm x 84cm 15 inches x 33 inches 100 Medium stretched scroll 51cm x 112cm 20 inches x 44 inches 255 Medium unstretched rolled scroll 51cm x 112cm 20 inches x 44 inches 180 Large stretched scroll 78cm x 171cm 31 inches x 67 inches 405 Large unstretched rolled scroll 78cm x 171cm 31 inches x 67 inches 315 Design your own destination print scroll for just 30 We offer a bulk discount for purchases of three or more bus scrolls of a massive 15 discount The tram

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  • tram scrolls | bus canvas | destination blinds | trambanners
    dried timber Extra care is taken to ensure that the canvas has a good protective layer but still maintains a nice canvas look and feel not a plastic effect like many other bus canvas tram scroll printers The tram scroll when printed has a matt finish and is delivered ready to hang straight on the wall Australian Shipping costs We offer 100 free shipping for any tram scrolls anywhere in Australia no small print We use Couriers Please as standard or TNT for express overnight deliveries if required From receipt of payment we aim to have the tram scroll delivered within 2 weeks usually closer to 7 10 days Sydney and Brisbane are the fastest and Perth for obvious reasons the longest Please note we offer a PRIORITY EXPRESS service that means your design is created first before other orders and your art is also bumped straight to the font of the queue Delivery is normally within 3 days Overnight delivery can be arranged the cost varies depending on the delivery location International Shipping costs Both stretched and unstretched Tram Destination Scrolls can be delivered anywhere in the World the turnaround times are surprisingly fast with delivery normally being made within 2 3 weeks of payment We now offer Free shipping to both Australia and also the mainland UK England Scotland Northern Ireland Wales Unstretched Rolled Tram Scrolls Delivered anywhere in the world for a flat fee of 10 Medium 20 Large Stretched Tram scrolls New Zealand M 75 00 L 105 00 UK S M 0 L 0 Free shipping United States S M 30 L 55 00 Canada S M 140 00 L 185 00 Hong Kong S M 85 00 L 120 00 Singapore S M 85 00 L 120 00 Japan S M 140 00 L

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  • Destination prints | custom bus scroll | bus canvas | tram scrolls
    is delivered ready to hang straight on the wall An unstretched scroll is just the printed scroll without the timber frame this is delivered rolled in a tube the reason people usually chose unstretched tram bus scroll is either to hang the scroll over a rail post making the scroll a tram bus banner or to send overseas 2 How many lines should i have on my destination print We recommend between 11 and 16 lines although we can always create customised designs to accommodate almost any specific requirements 14 lines is ideal The modernista style bus and tram scroll can accommodate anything from 30 to 40 lines depending on how long they are 3 How long will it take to deliver my bus canvas The standard turnaround is 7 10 days WA NT take around 2 weeks however for a nominal extra fee we can offer an express service that can get your scroll to you in as little as 24 hours 4 How do I design my own tram destination scroll You simply complete the form on the design your own page and submit it or email us directly 5 How much is delivery FREE We dont charge a cent for delivery its included in the price We also deliver overseas please contact us for prices 6 Do you deliver overseas Yes we deliver rolled unstretched tram scrolls custom prints all over the world for low prices please the shipping details page for prices 7 Is my tram destination scroll delivered ready to hang on the wall Yes Everything is done for you and the scroll arrives ready to mount straight on the wall 8 How do I pay We accept Visa MasterCard PayPal or bank transfer 9 What materials do you use We use premium museum grade

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  • New York subway art | destination prints | USA bus blinds signs
    Add to cart Select options New York Multi Font style Navy Blue Size Type Select an option Small Stretched Canvas 160 00 Small Rolled Canvas no frame 100 00 Medium Stretched Canvas 255 00 Medium Rolled Canvas no frame 180 00 Large Stretched Canvas 405 00 Large Rolled Canvas no frame 315 00 Colour Select an option Black White Navy Blue Cream Brown Pastel Blue Black Cream Vintage Antique effect Black Whites Stripes Red Purple Add to cart Select options New York Multi Font style Size Type Select an option Small Stretched Canvas 160 00 Small Rolled Canvas no frame 100 00 Medium Stretched Canvas 255 00 Medium Rolled Canvas no frame 180 00 Large Stretched Canvas 405 00 Large Rolled Canvas no frame 315 00 Colour Select an option Black White Navy Blue Cream Brown Pastel Blue Black Cream Vintage Antique effect Black Whites Stripes Red Purple Add to cart Select options New York City Contemporary Size Type Select an option Small Stretched Canvas 160 00 Small Rolled Canvas no frame 100 00 Medium Stretched Canvas 255 00 Medium Rolled Canvas no frame 180 00 Large Stretched Canvas 405 00 Large Rolled Canvas no frame 315 00 Colour Select an option Black White Navy Blue Cream Brown Pastel Blue Black Cream Vintage Antique effect Black Whites Stripes Red Purple Add to cart Select options New Orleans Size Type Select an option Small Stretched Canvas 160 00 Small Rolled Canvas no frame 100 00 Medium Stretched Canvas 255 00 Medium Rolled Canvas no frame 180 00 Large Stretched Canvas 405 00 Large Rolled Canvas no frame 315 00 Colour Select an option Black White Navy Blue Cream Brown Pastel Blue Black Cream Vintage Antique effect Black Whites Stripes Red Purple Add to cart Select options New Jersey Bus Scroll Size Type Select an option Small Stretched Canvas 160 00 Small Rolled Canvas no frame 100 00 Medium Stretched Canvas 255 00 Medium Rolled Canvas no frame 180 00 Large Stretched Canvas 405 00 Large Rolled Canvas no frame 315 00 Colour Select an option Black White Navy Blue Cream Brown Pastel Blue Black Cream Vintage Antique effect Black Whites Stripes Red Purple Add to cart Select options Los Angeles Cream Brown Size Type Select an option Small Stretched Canvas 160 00 Small Rolled Canvas no frame 100 00 Medium Stretched Canvas 255 00 Medium Rolled Canvas no frame 180 00 Large Stretched Canvas 405 00 Large Rolled Canvas no frame 315 00 Colour Select an option Black White Navy Blue Cream Brown Pastel Blue Black Cream Vintage Antique effect Black Whites Stripes Red Purple Add to cart Select options Los Angeles Size Type Select an option Small Stretched Canvas 160 00 Small Rolled Canvas no frame 100 00 Medium Stretched Canvas 255 00 Medium Rolled Canvas no frame 180 00 Large Stretched Canvas 405 00 Large Rolled Canvas no frame 315 00 Colour Select an option Black White Navy Blue Cream Brown Pastel Blue Black Cream Vintage Antique effect Black

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  • we have already started to spread the workd about tramscroll com au Fiona Watsons Bay NSW 12th Nov 2011 Hi Gary I thought i d send you an email to let you know that our tram scroll print arrived today and we are over the moon thank you so much for organising this at such short notice We were totally stuck and couldnt have made the day so special without the tram scroll thanks again Sam St Kilda VIC Continue Reading Comments Off Latest Customer Feedback on our destination blinds February 18 2011 by tramscrolls com au Its been a busy few months with Christmas being absolutely hectic we are so happy to be involved in creating such personalised and unique gifts that bring a lot of pleasure into our customers lives From recieving the order and liasing the our customers in order to decide on the right style and designs for them through to the moment when they receive their tram roll at their door our customers help to make every day here a joy Thanks again to all of our wonderful customers we ve detailed some of their design along with their feedback here Dear Gary You are the BEST Thanks so much it arrived today and looks fabulous I can t wait to give it away now I really appreciate your great customer service and will definitely recommend you guys to anyone who ll listen Cheers Mary Belrose NSW 15th February 2011 Got it and LOVE it thanks so much for all your help Fiona Greenwood WA 12th February 2011 Hi team tram scrolls We received the tram scroll and absolutely LOVE it Thank you so so much I will be sure to pass your details onto our friends Danielle Singapore 8th February 2011 Hi Gary It s two weeks now since my tram scroll arrived so I apologise for such a late email I absolutely love it and I m really pleased with it It s even better in real life It arrived really well packed and it looks great on the wall Thank you again for your patience with my various proof amendments Regards Carol camberwell VIC 7th February 2011 Hi Guys The frame arrived last Friday well in time for the birthday boy to open his gift on the day He loved it straight away Needless to say he was very impressed that I had gone to so much trouble to buy a unique gift If only all gifts were this easy Thanks again Vanessa Coogee NSW 3rd February 2011 Just wanted to say THANK YOU very much I received the scroll and I absolutely love it It looks amazing and the end result is better than I imagined thank you again Odile Randwick Sydney 30th January 2011 The tram scroll print arrived today and it looks wonderful Thanks very much and I have recommended your services to other friends Kind regards Liz Sydney NSW 24th January Hi Gary I wanted to extend my sincerest thanks for meeting the quick turnaround for the canvas and the girl whose leaving gift it was loved it The whole office was impressed with the quality so and asked where I had it made so I have passed on your details and should they wish to put any of their photos on canvas I am sure they will be in touch Thanks again Rebecca Hi Gary The tram scroll arrived on Thursday it s fantastic Thank you so much for getting it to me so quickly really appreciate it A friend saw it at mine on the weekend and is looking to get one for her boyfriend so I ve sent her your website Thanks again Zoe Potts Point NSW 12th December 2011 I just received the canvas and am extremely happy with the result Thanks so much for your excellent service both in terms of your willingness to accommodate specific requests and in your speed of delivery I m sure my partner will be thrilled with his Christmas present and it will be the perfect addtion to his newly renovated Coogee apartment regards Suzanne Hi Gary I have just received my Tram Scroll print it s perfect and I Love it I m really impressed with the speed of delivery service and competitive price you provided I think for once my husband will be completely surprised with his Christmas present Kind regards Michaela Continue Reading Comments Off Custom Bus Destination Blinds February 3 2011 by tramscrolls com au If you have ever ridden on a bus in Australia chances are you ve seen what are known as bus destination blinds As the name implies this is a special type of bus sign that details the various locations and stops that are along a particular route Such information is useful for travelers that want to make sure they are headed in the right direction While such a sight is not common in the United States this invention has actually been around for quite some time From the 1920s to the 1960s bus blinds were heavily used and came in a variety of different font sizes and styles Also known as a destination roll these blinds were very long in length in order to accommodate the various cities and other destinations listed on a particular route The most common or popular stops were often displayed in much larger sized font which made it more eye catching to passengers These days reproduction and original bus destination blinds are increasingly a very popular gift item especially for those that are into collecting vintage products The demand for such items is so huge in some parts of the world that there are even online businesses that specialize in providing custom bus blinds Customers have the option of choosing a destination roll that is either replicated in the vintage traditional style or purchasing a more modern version The choices available mainly vary from company to company These customisation companies can even reproduce bus signs that appear to be weathered and aged by using a method that shows the actual individual cotton fibers the sign is made of The main source of material used is 100 cotton canvas for the best quality although there are others that offer this item in plastic or poly cotton Of course the cheaper the material is the less likely it is to stand the test of time People that are interested in ordering their own custom tram and bus rolls as a gift or to add to their collection can do a basic online search for these types of companies The official websites will provide customers with all of the information they need to know in terms of pricing delivery options and product selection Continue Reading Comments Off Up the Hill to Balmain December 23 2010 by tramscrolls com au Catch a steam tram to Balmain at last For the surveyors it was no easy task to plot a route winding up from the harbour foreshore Cable haulage had been considered so had the alternative of an isolated line running inland from one of the wharves Neither solution was favoured while the government continued to baulk at the cost of ascending Rozelle hill Ferries had been sailing to the Darling Street and Annandale jetties for a number of years sawmills tanneries and Morts Dock led to a busy Balmain packed with working class houses and with the usual infrastructure of pubs churches and corner stores But unless you wanted to walk or go by horse ferry to the city was the only connection The local campaigns for a tramway to the Balmain Rozelle peninsula won the day with the turn of the 1890s in the face of rapid commercial and residential development the Government agreed that the Balmain line could no longer be kept in the too hard tray In conquering the harbourside grades the track had to be taken through private land Matilda Symons was one of those who presumably profited by the coming of steam receiving 1696 on 11 May 1891 for the resumption of her property Like the Moore Park route the Balmain line was distinctive in having a considerable length laid railway style separate from the roads From Forest Lodge terminus the new line ran down Wigram Road to Lillie Bridge Racecourse later Harold Park which had a siding for race day traffic then by a truss bridge crossing the open swamp at Johnston s Creek By the mangroves at the reclaimed edge of Rozelle Bay it swung across Johnston Street to run close to the cliff face before entering a causeway which at the half way point contained a stop for the Gordon Street wharf of the Annandale ferry Next came the supreme challenge of Rozelle hill negotiated via a lengthy winding climb To maintain the grade at a maximum l in 17 it was necessary to leave Gordon Street and make a loop on a separate right of way across resumed land before emerging into Weston Road which was followed until Darling Street On relatively level going it reached the terminus at Gladstone Park which had a loop and water crane The Balmain tram began on 24 October 1892 making a 45 minute journey of 5 miles 8 km from Bridge Street for the price of a fourpenny fare The section from Forest Lodge to Rozelle had been opened on 2 May 1892 On the way to Balmain thirsty motors could water at Forest Lodge and take coke from a truck placed in the Wigram Road siding The Rozelle hill dictated that two car trams were the maximum allowed though at holidays three cars could be run with the assistance of a push up motor from Johnston Street Special trams also catered for the racecourse traffic to Lillie Creek This article is courtesy of the great book called Juggernaut by David Burke and is brought to you by Tram Scrolls Australia specialists in premium quality replica tram and bus scrolls tram banners and bus destination blinds http www tramscrolls com au 1300 632 332 or info tramscrolls com au Continue Reading Comments Off Paddington Waverley and Bondi Trams December 21 2010 by tramscrolls com au Ø Indicating colours Paddington Queen Street red with white centre Waverley red Bondi white with red centre Ø Fares Paddington and Bondi Junction 2d Waverley 3d Bondi 3d Ø Trams Paddington and Bondi Junction about every 5 to 10 minutes Waverley about every 25 minutes Bondi Beach about every half hour Ø Last trams from Bent Street Paddington and Waverley 11 20 p m Bondi 11 10 p m Ø Time of journey Paddington 23 minutes Bondi Junction 29 minutes Waverley 39 minutes Bondi Beach 42 minutes This route is the same as that for Randwick as far as Darlinghurst where the latter line branches to the right The line to Paddington keeps straight on past the front of the Darlinghurst Court house seen on the left and soon after the foot of Barrack Hill is reached This is so called from the Victoria Barracks which line its ascent on the right until at the summit of the hill the tram stops in front of the Paddington Town Hall a fine structure which from its elevated position is visible for miles from many parts of the city and Harbour Continuing the line still ascends passing always through a double line of business premises of a thriving character several fine places of worship of various denominations being passed on the right until Queen Street is reached At this spot is the main entrance to the Centennial Park on the right a fine view of which is seen from the tram immediately Queen Street the terminus of the Paddington trams is left behind This magnificent pleasure ground covers just over one square mile and is beautifully laid out the skill of the landscape gardener being greatly assisted by the large lakes formed by draining swamps at one time part of the source of Sydney s water supply Considering that the park was only dedicated on Anniversary Day 1888 by Governor Carrington the transformation from the scrubby waste it then was to its present attractive appearance is wonderful The dedication of this Park was due to the efforts of the late Sir Henry Parkes to whose memory it will be an everlasting and eloquent monument The tram line skirts the northern boundary of the Park and the view from the tram to the right is a particularly fine one The elevation is very high and one looks forth across the beautiful Park over the Randwick Racecourse Kensington and the long stretch of undulating scrub covered sandhills to Botany Bay Beyond this are wooded hills rising to the skyline and more to the right the populous Illawarra suburbs On a clear day certainly a lovely prospect Before leaving the outskirts of the Park a large reservoir is passed whence issues the greater part of the elevated water supply of the city the water having first been forced up to this elevation To the left one obtains vistas down the well kept villa lined streets of the fashionable suburb of Woollahra The tram again enters a busy thoroughfare Waverley Road and passes between business premises to the end of the second section at the Bondi Junction or as it is otherwise known the Tea Gardens From Bondi Junction the line to Waverley turns sharply to the right along Cowper Street and proceeds to the terminus at the Waverley Cemetery The Cemetery at Waverley is well worth a visit being undoubtedly the most pleasantly situated God s acre of the city and suburbs It falls gradually from the entrance down towards the seashore and the rising sun which it faces the broad Pacific stretching out to the horizon beyond If instead of turning off to Waverley the journey be continued past Bondi Junction by means of the Bondi tram the line will shortly turn sharply to the right and after rising a slight hill proceed down a straight road towards the ocean which appears stretched away in blue immensity at the foot of the hill The line passes many very fine and comfortable residences until after making a sudden turn to the right the ocean appears close underneath and the Aquarium is reached Down through a steep rocky cutting and the tram emerges alongside the Little Bondi Beach reserve close to the water s edge and in full view of the beautiful Bondi Beach which stretches away to the north where its sweep is checked by a line of cliffs marked on the outer edge by the rugged headland known as Ben Buckler At the southern end of the bay at the tram terminus is a picturesque rocky nook where one may sit in shade while the whole stretch of the bay affords unlimited opportunities for paddling fully availed of by juveniles particularly on a holiday A very large swimming bath is also situated right of the terminus The Bay is at the same time a great place for sharks during the season and some exciting sport in the way of shark fishing can be witnessed almost any night during the hot months when the sharks come inshore after the migratory salmon This article is courtesy of the great book called Juggernaut by David Burke and is brought to you by Tram Scrolls Australia specialists in premium quality replica tram and bus scrolls tram banners and bus destination blinds http www tramscrolls com au 1300 632 332 or info tramscrolls com au Continue Reading Comments Off A story of Crooked Tram Conductors December 20 2010 by tramscrolls com au Though many travellers suspected something nasty was happening on the trams the evidence produced at a Royal Commission into the illicit ticket trade soon had Sydney citizens gasping and running for their morning newspapers asking what next A piece of underhand doggerel that went One ping for the Department Two pings for me described how certain conductors were fiddling the books for each ping made on their bell recorders indicated when a fare or a ticket was taken The rule went much as was sung in an Auckland tramways ditty Punch brothers punch with care Punch in the presence of the passengaire However dishonesty found fertile ground in the old practice of selling tramway tickets at certain booths and shops while the conductor s role was to take the ticket ring it up and then destroy it Evidence heard at the Royal Commission of 16 August disclosed that certain unscrupulous conductors were retaining the collected tickets and reselling them to various shady blackmarket middle men While a ticket might be worth twopence or threepence perhaps by interfering with the bell punch innards only one penny would be registered to find its way into Government revenue We have had to deal with a number of witnesses of a highly unsatisfactory class said Mr Richardson President of the Commission of Inquiry The conductors bell registers have been tampered with by manipulation of the spring inside the register Mr Richardson noted that the Sydney steam trams at certain times of the day were probably more overcrowded than those of any other system to be met with elsewhere which made it easier for a crooked conductor to mask the operation of his bell recorder amid scenes of crush and confusion He continued People are jumping on and off trams Selling 10 worth of tickets for 7 6d One man had 5000 tickets in his bag Pietro Gaspardo alleged that Messrs Pappadocci and Masoora who ran an oyster shop at the corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool Streets had been carrying on a large traffic in second hand tickets defrauding the colonial government out of thousands of pounds of revenue No wonder that people asked how the shopkeepers could take such well funded holidays back to their native Athens This article is courtesy of the great book called Juggernaut by David Burke and is brought to you by Tram Scrolls Australia specialists in premium quality replica tram and bus scrolls tram banners and bus destination blinds http www tramscrolls com au 1300 632 332 or info tramscrolls com au Continue Reading Comments Off Steam Tram Rescue December 17 2010 by tramscrolls com au This article is from a book called Juggernaut by David Burke and relates an incident in which a steam tram resuces people duringa heavy flood in Sydney A steam tram came to the rescue in Sydney s mammoth floods of May 1889 when railways and street transport were almost at a standstill The downpour began on Friday 24 May and by next morning rain was falling at the rate of six inches an hour As Sunday dawned an emergency had arisen in the low lying Tramvale Estate bordering Victoria Road Sydenham where since midnight residents had been trying to protect their houses The motor and single car which made the 7 a m trip along Victoria Road on the way to Marrickville terminus ploughed through water a hand s span deep A much more desperate scene awaited the return of the first Sunday morning service In that short time a swirling muddy torrent had begun to inundate the Estate settlement which a developer had built on ground surrounded by the partly drained Gumbramorra swamp Forced to abandon their homes people clutching small children and a few possessions made for the roadway at the sight of an approaching steam tram Soon it was packed with some seventy families fleeing for their lives and nowhere else to go Before them the driver watched a wall of water surging across the tracks His choice was to hope that the level would drop rather than keep on rising or worse if he moved that they could be stranded in the middle of the flood But behind him came the urging of passengers beginning to suffer from exposure the sound of crying babies and the sobbing of women and children clad in sodden clothes The whistle sounded the throttle opened and the Baldwin motor dashed forward sending out a mighty bow wave that might well return to engulf them Wreathed in steam the tram battled ahead water washing over the firebox grate until across the danger point at the Victoria Road bridge they coasted to a halt in safety at the foot of Enmore hill By now the fire was extinguished the brakes inoperative but seventy chilled and shivering families were within reach of succour This article is courtesy of the great book called Juggernaut by David Burke and is brought to you by Tram Scrolls Australia specialists in premium quality replica tram and bus scrolls tram banners and bus destination blinds http www tramscrolls com au 1300 632 332 or info tramscrolls com au Continue Reading Comments Off Randwick and Coogee Tram Lines December 10 2010 by tramscrolls com au This article is all about the Randwick Coogee tram lines of old and starts off with some miscellaneous information about the lines Ø Indicating colour green Ø Fare 3d Ø Trams about every 20 minutes Ø Last tram from Bent street 11 25 p m Ø Time of journey Randwick 30 minutes Coogee 40 minutes This line follows the steam route from Bent Street as far as Liverpool Street where it turns sharp to the left still skirting Hyde Park until it turns into Oxford Street Oxford Street especially in this lower portion is an exceedingly busy thoroughfare and being somewhat narrow the traffic at times is very congested The line traverses between a double row of shops of a good class until the top of the first hill is reached at Darlinghurst Passing along Flinders Street the line enters Moore Park To the left will be seen the pavilions of the Sydney Cricket Ground the scene of many an historic international and intercolonial cricket and football match and generally conceded to be the best appointed ground of its kind in the world A fine cycle track surrounds the oval Immediately beyond and adjoining is the Royal Agricultural Society s Ground which is the scene every Easter of an immense exhibition of agricultural products livestock and machinery Opposite on the right hand side is the Zoological Garden It contains a splendid collection of animals and birds and is besides most attractively laid out and is naturally a very favourite resort for visitors and family parties The tram continues through Moore Park until on the left hand side the presence of a small lagoon close to the track denotes that the tram is now skirting the Centennial Park across which some nice views are had On the right Kensington platform is soon reached and this pretty suburb is seen stretching away to the distance Shordy before reaching this however a branch line will have been noticed leading off to the right This is the extension to Kensington racecourse and the Rifle Butts and on big meeting days the tram drops competitors down right on the ground The next stoppage after Kensington is the racecourse Randwick as most visitors to Sydney will be aware is the principal racecourse of the colony beautifully appointed and kept up Another entrance to the Centennial Park is now passed on the left and the tram then passes the tramway workshops Here repairs are effected to the steam motors and tram cars are repaired and kept in order When rising the hill after this a fine view is had right over the racecourse and away out to Botany Randwick is entered at Alison Road A walk round this beautiful suburb will disclose many fine residences and extensive views in all directions A cross country tram may be taken at Alison Road which goes across to Waverley and Bondi fare 2d The trip to Coogee however must not be overlooked This is gained by a continuation of the Randwick line which after running through Randwick passing the large school for Destitute Children on right descends the hill to the charming Coogee Bay the distant glimpses of the blue ocean being very inviting Arrived at the Bay the visitor has the choice of attractions There is a well kept aquarium and grounds with enclosed swimming bath There are also on the two points of the bay fine swimming baths hewn out of the rock that on the north end being for gentlemen and the one on the southern for ladies A small fee is made for the use of either There are small reserves or parks at either end of the bay and there is a beautiful beach on which to sit and watch the rollers or paddle at will This article is courtesy of the great book called Juggernaut by David Burke and is brought to you by Tram Scrolls Australia specialists in premium quality replica tram and bus rolls banners and blinds http www tramscrolls com au 1300 632 332 or info tramscrolls com au Continue Reading Comments Off TRAMWAY GUIDE to SYDNEY AND SUBURBS December 1 2010 by tramscrolls com au Sydney with its Suburbs is so diversified and extensive that a stranger would be at a loss as to the method he should adopt to obtain a fairly comprehensive idea of its extent and many beauties particularly if the time at his disposal were limited Fortunately the Sydney tramway system having branches in all directions affords a means of making a rapid survey of many of the principal suburbs at once convenient expeditious and economical This pocket guide is now issued with the view of indicating in a brief manner the routes traversed by the different lines with some of the walks and connecting trips that may be made The destination of trams is printed on boards in front of motor and on sides of cars The motors also carry in front indicating coloured flags with corresponding coloured lamps at night Thus a Glebe Point tram exhibits a sign with two red circles by day and carries two red lights at night Crown Street Ø Indicating colour Two white circles Ø Fare 2d Ø Trams every 12 minutes Ø Last tram from Bent street 11 23 p m Ø Time of journey 19 minutes This line follows the steam route from Bent Street to Liverpool Street where it turns round to the left with Hyde Park on the left until turning into Oxford Street Two stoppages up and the line branches off into Crown Street on the right which it follows for a distance of nearly a mile to its junction with the Cleveland Street line Turning into Cleveland Street on the left the tram continues a little distance to Dowling Street which borders Moore Park Its journey here terminates and the tram returns to Bent Street The journey does not call for any particular mention although the reservoir and pumping station for large portion of Sydney water supply on right hand side after passing Campbell Street will prob This article is courtesy of the great book called Juggernaut by david Burke and is brought to you by Tram Scrolls Australia specialists in premium quality replica tram and bus destination art http www tramscrolls com au 1300 632 332 or info tramscrolls com au Continue Reading Comments Off Legal v Illegal Smoke November 30 2010 by tramscrolls com au This is a little verse that featured in the Sydney Punch magazine about steam trams on 26 May 1883 As it fell upon a day In this wintry month of May Sitting in judicial court A merry Judge and fond of sport With two lesser lights agreed And pronounced what laws decreed The law in Toohey versus Queen By me is very clearly seen And their Honors both concur In the rule without demur We find in ancient times twas writ A highway Oxford Street to wit Was but a public road a course Which might be used by man or horse It too makes mention of an ass To enter exit pass repass But to us it does not seem That people ever thought of steam It was unknown we take it so Sine prejudicio Altho while sitting here we choke With this illegal engine smoke And the fearful noise and rumble Whistling ringing all a jumble We are Honors not divided But against the Queen decided Give complainant what she claims And stop at once these noisy trams The Premier frightened into fits Has since been served with fifty writs Each Barrister receives his brief The law thanks Justice and her Chief While Cohen dreams the entire nation Is ruined with tram litigation Members are summoned to attend And public Ways and Means defend So PUNCH expects abuse invective As the work is retrospective Questions Motions and Replies Order Chair and Noes and Ayes Days and nights of toil and trouble A tramway Act will end the bubble But PUNCH pro bono here will venture On one to call down public censure Let him who introduced the Bill Say why his task he didn t fill Tis certainly a sad mishap Tho no fault of our old Goodchap This article is courtesy of the great book called Juggernaut by david Burke and is brought to you by Tram Scrolls Australia specialists in premium quality replica tram and bus destination art http www tramscrolls com au 1300 632 332 or info tramscrolls com au Continue Reading Comments Off TRAMWAY GUIDE Redfern Alexandria Waterloo and Botany November 27 2010 by tramscrolls com au Ø Indicating colours White and green Ø Fares To Redfern Alexandria and Waterloo 2d to Botany terminus 4d Ø Trams For Redfern Waterloo and Bay Street about every 15 minutes For Botany 7 minutes past each hour Ø Last tram from Bent Street 11 22 p m Ø Time of journey to Waterloo 27 minutes to Bay Street 44 minutes through journey 59 minutes The route for these suburbs is the same as that for the Western steam lines as far as the Railway Gates Here the line turns sharply to the left into Cleveland Street passing on the left the Benevolent Asylum with the main entrance to the station on the right the trams stopping at the subway Proceeding the old burial ground is passed on the left wearing a very neglected appearance to the right is the large railway produce shed and abutting on the roadway the fine building of the Railway Institute Turning to the right the line skirts the Prince Alfred Park on the right and the large Exhibition building will attract attention standing in the near corner The Redfern line scenery does not call for special mention until the lower level is reached when it opens out and one passes numerous and large market gardens Across them to the right can be seen the stacks of the St Peters brick works Passing through North Botany presently a bridge across a reed banked lagoon is crossed This is known as the Waterworks and not so many years ago formed the main source of Sydney s water supply the swamps draining down here from as far north as the spot where now stands the Centennial Park and being pumped up to the city reservoirs from the pumping station which is seen to the right of the bridge its tall stack rising from a clump of fine pine and other trees At Bay Street the line approaches the shores of the Bay and runs through Botany proper To the left a wide view is obtained over undulating sandhills past Kensington and away to Randwick while on the right glimpses of the Bay appear through the trees The Bay soon appears in full sight and though the tram runs some little distance further the visitor should alight at the pier and walk to its head several hundred yards out in the Bay Here a splendid view of the whole Bay is obtained sweeping round from the Heads in an almost circular sheet some six miles in diameter To the right can be seen the whole stretch of Lady Robinson s Beach together with the populous Illawarra suburbs that fringe the Bay and rise to the hills behind To the left is the entrance to the Bay and the broad Pacific lies beyond From the Northern Head a bold jutting prominence is seen this is Bare Island and strongly fortified in case an enemy instead of trying to effect an entrance to Sydney through its front gate might be so minded as to try the back entrance via Botany Bay On the inside of the Southern Head at Kurnell an obelisk can be plainly discerned which marks the spot where the great navigator Captain Cook the first European to set foot on the Eastern shores of Australia landed from the Endeavour Botany is not a line where the visitor will be impressed by any architectural pretensions of the majority of houses along the route It is essentially a business district and of many businesses not at all of an aesthetic nature such as glue works soap and boiling down works tanneries wool scouring establishments and such like but even if the breezes are not at all times exactly reminiscent of Araby the trip to the historic Bay is one that should be undertaken by the visitor This article is courtesy of the great book called Juggernaut by david Burke and is brought to you by Tram Scrolls Australia specialists in premium quality replica tram and bus destination art http www tramscrolls com au 1300 632 332 or info tramscrolls com au Continue Reading Comments Off Laying the Ghost November 26 2010 by tramscrolls com au The ghost of Isaac Nathan still haunted the streets of Sydney Isaac was riding home upon the horse tram on the evening of 16 January 1864 The tram reached his stop at the corner of Pitt and Goulburn streets where Isaac prepared to alight His foot somehow caught in the step the tram moved off and in a trice he was crushed to death beneath the wheels of the heavy saloon car known as Young Australia The demise of Australia s finest musician the man who had played and composed for George IV who brought a whiff of artistic excellence to a colony barely 20 years out of convict transportation was enough to drive the final nail into the coffin to mix metaphors of allowing a tramway to run through the streets of Sydney Already the Pitt Street horse tram had been suffering the depths of unpopularity hated by shopkeepers for the turmoil it caused in front of their doors condemned by those who rode or drove horses over the rails projecting dangerously above the pavement No matter that it had begun in 1861 with the admirable purpose of connecting the Semi Circular Quay with Redfern railway terminus After an existence of but five years it was banished the line ripped up the saloon cars sent to the railway the staff returned to the victorious horse omnibuses that provided an uncomfortable yet more acceptable brand of transportation for the city s travellers Never again they vowed would another tram clutter the streets of Sydney Never again that is until September 1879 when in a flurry of smoke and shrill whistle Sydney entered upon the age of the steam tram Twenty tumultuous years of urban transportation lay ahead during which time Sydney would claim to have the world s largest steam tramway network Rivalry with gold rich Melbourne lay behind the change of mind that brought the tram back to Sydney In the desire to outsmart Marvellous Melbourne hurried arrangements were made to host an International Exhibition housed in an opulent Garden Palace located in the Botanic Gardens No matter that certain sceptics questioned such extravagance that Melbourne planned a similar exhibition the following year was reason enough The great International Exhibition took shape just a cooee call from where

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