Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Adelaide Trams

I believe this was tram terminus in Findon, Adelaide. What I really want to know is what the Prohibited Area sign on the far right about? Is it a parking ban, extreme language if it is that, or a rifle range or who knows what.


Isn't this next photo just  brilliant. The tram driver and conductor are having a break at the Morialta tram terminus within the Morialta Conservation Park to the east of the City of Adelaide. While it is to be expected that there are no houses within a park, I expect there weren't houses either before the tram entered the recreational park. Now, it is a safe bet that the area before the park is full of houses.

It was a busy tram line on weekends used by recreational visitors, but there was only one trip a day on weekdays. The line closed in 1956. People would just enjoy their tram visit to the park, picnic and stroll on to the waterfall within the park. Has River ever been to park and seen the waterfall? 

I don't think these are still in copyright now.


21 comments:

  1. Ahhh, blissful eye candy! That tram in the park would be so lovely, the scene looks superb. Alas, the eyeballs can't make out the sign in the first

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    1. Jayne, no, I don't suppose you are able to see it.

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  2. My eyeballs are also not up to the mark.
    A tram in a park sounds blissful to me. I feel for those uniformed workers though. They don't look comfortable wear.

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    1. EC, I am thinking something like serge.

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  3. Ahhh...the old days of the old trams. Trams stopped rolling in Brisbane in April, 1969.

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    1. Lee, yeah, after LM Clem Jones hired someone to torch the Paddington Depot. It had the most modern trams in Australia.

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  4. Great to see older trams. Looks good in the photos.
    Recall when I was small I would stand out the front of the house we lived in at that time and count the trams that went past, also waved to the people :)

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    1. Margaret, funnily a week or so ago a came across and saved a similar photo but without people, taken at the Carr Villa tram terminus. Great fun to see them pass by for children.

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  5. I rode on older street car in San Franisco and every one was singing...rice roni the San Franisco treat.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, I have worked out that is an old tv ad. I will listen to it later. The old trams in San Fran are amazing.

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  6. Green trams in leafy suburbs were/are a treat for the eye and a pleasure to travel in. Plus NO petrol spewing out!

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    1. Hels, they were, and although we didn't notice much then, they were incredibly noisy.

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  7. Loved the old green trams in Melbourne.... loved the conductors too..... bring them back!! I was always fascinated with the lady tram conductors .... they wore orange lipstick and bright pink cheeks and boy they were tough ....no mucking around with those ladies!

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    1. Lady J, I can remember a few of them myself, but red lipstick comes more to my mind. One I particularly remember was very large of girth and had to get along the aisle sideways.

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    2. Orange lippie on the Coburg line!! LOL

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  8. I haven't been to the park and seen the waterfall. I should look into transport that way, I could take photos if it is accessible. The city has been built up almost to the park in most areas, but there is a section of Rostrevor that doesn't show any roads on my UBD. I can't help at all with the Findon sign, I have no knowledge of the area now, let alone back then, and I wouldn't know who to ask to find out. I do wish trams would get back into the suburbs again.

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    1. River, I reckon the falls would be still there, and there would be a bus that replaced the tram. I would love to see photos of the area. Trams are growing in Adelaide, but like us with the underground Metro Rail, will you live long enough to get any benefit.

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  9. I like trams, what a pity Perth no longer has trams either.

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    1. Sami, while your trams were terrific, I am tired of hearing in the public domain praises about how good Perth's buses and trains are. The systems were good when we visited.

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  10. Have you heard how good Perth train and bus services are Andrew 😀😀😀😀 Sorry couldn't resist! Can't believe we were in such close proximity when in Sydney, we were staying in the Rydges on Albion but spent most of our time on Marshall St where the kids live. We had breakfast at the Quay, might have been there at the same time before you took off for Manly.

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  11. Oh my gosh I just went back to catch up on what you two have been up to while I've been away. You really did have a dreadful flight to and from Sydney, I've never flown any other than Quantas, when I HAVE to fly, it's something I could quite easily give up! Did you find out what was causing the aches and joint pains?

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