By the time it closed, Sydney's tram system was in serious decay as little was done to maintain and improve the system during the war when it was under immense pressure, and post war when motor cars really began to take over roads.
Like all transport, whatever type, things go wrong and Sydney trams had its share. Here are few photos.
Firstly, a simple accident with a car. I am not sure where this is but it appears to be in the city. A crowd has gathered and possibly is remonstrating with the taxi driver.
This one appears like it is about to burst into flame. People are keeping their distance. Corner of Hunter and Pitt Street.
This was a terrible accident at McMahons Point. I believe people were killed by this runaway tram.
Tram number 1875 ran off the end of the tracks at Athol Wharf near Taronga Zoo.
No, not a lesson learnt. Here is tram 1890 in grief at the same place. I understand it is a steep descent and fallen leaves often made the tram tracks very slippery.
Sometimes don't you wish you had just stayed in bed for the day? I am sure many did that day. Might Victor be able to identify the location, with a street number of 1911 at what appears to be a busy tram junction? Oxford Street?