(Photo: State Library of Queensland and John Oxley Library; #BCC_B54-29538)
(Photo: Courtesy flickr; lindsaybridge)
Trams were discontinued in Brisbane in 1969. The top photo above, taken in 1966, shows the terminus at Belmont, and the colour one below it shows two trams at the same terminus in 1963. These days, if you want to see any of Brisbane's tram memorabilia, you need to go to the Brisbane Tramway Museum at Ferny Grove.
(Photo: Courtesy DERM)
Or you can visit Old Cleveland Rd at Carina (above), not too far from the site of the top picture, where you can still see actual tram lines in situ. Just looking at them gives a feeling of nostalgia. As my dad used to say to me: "No flies on you, son ... but you can see where they've been!" Here they were laid in the middle of a quite wide road, and there was still room for two lanes of traffic in each direction. Below is a photo of that section of track with a tram on it.(Photo: Courtesy flickr; lindsaybridge)
This type of layout, properly planned to integrate with traffic, would have enabled trams to continue in service in Brisbane. Oh well!
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