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(BNE Trams) Queens Visit 1954 and last day 1969

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(BNE Trams) Queens Visit 1954 and last day 1969

Postby BT-Otto » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:59 am

Found this pic taken in Adelaide street during the Queens visit (1954).. Photo from John Oxley Library

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A inside view on the last day of trams... Was a busy day.

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This really sums up the last day of tram operation..

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Re: (BNE Trams) Queens Visit 1954 and last day 1969

Postby captainch » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:17 pm

nice pics the tram driver on the right was called teddy long he had 51 years service & wanted to drive on last day,but they said NO :evil:ALSO ON THE LAST DAY i refesed to shake hands and have my pic taken with lord mayour clem jones, or go on the t,v news with him, for that the next day I was stood down from duty, so I DIDNT COMENCE DRIVEING BUSES TILL NEXT DAY 8)
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Re: (BNE Trams) Queens Visit 1954 and last day 1969

Postby leopard1543 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:47 pm

They are interesting photos and thanks for posting them.
I like the colour in the 1954 photo
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Re: (BNE Trams) Queens Visit 1954 and last day 1969

Postby AEC Decker » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:48 pm

The poster in the last photo says it all. Brisbane made the same mistake as Sydney did 8 years earlier. :cry:
As tartan said in another post.
tartan wrote:....had Brisbane kept its trams for a few more years it might had survived because of the 1973 oil crisis

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Re: (BNE Trams) Queens Visit 1954 and last day 1969

Postby TOXANA » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:57 pm

captainch wrote:nice pics the tram driver on the right was called teddy long he had 51 years service

The woman in the middle holding the sign was you. Only difference is that you had 51 years service as a street worker.
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Re: (BNE Trams) Queens Visit 1954 and last day 1969

Postby dude » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:14 am

Jeez you could also tell the seventies were approaching from the hideous fashion sense of the passengers on that last day shot.
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Re: (BNE Trams) Queens Visit 1954 and last day 1969

Postby Rclasstramcar » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:01 pm

It's a tragedy that Brisbane scrapped its trams. The most modern system in Australia; trams with roller bearing (SKF) bogies, plus a range of other features the FMs had.

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