Whether one was enjoying the warm ambience of a brightly lit tram from the inside or watching the enticing glow of a passing tram, Sydney’s trams by night had a romance of their own.
You can re-enact those days when we bring out some beautiful old trams, including some of our oldest – which you – and friends perhaps – can enjoy.
At right is arguably, Australia’s most comfortable tram, day or night, Adelaide’s favourite from the 1930s, the one to Glenelg. Still used on special occasions, like New Year’s Eve. We have it now!
There does not appear to be a night picture of this early tram. The second model to appear in the early electric fleet, back in 1899.
We’re anxious to have this beautiful tram outside and running for this special evening so this gap in our pictorical collection will surely be remedied. Generally regarded as one of Sydney’s most attractive trams, all except this lone survivor of the once 251 strong F class were reycycled into a high capacity version in the 1920s. This tram is only brought out on special occasions, so don’t miss it.
The final model of the Brisbane tram fleet was this smooth running corridor car, perfect for a bracing Sydney August evening. The group of trams was known as the FM (for its four motors) class.
Be sure to wear warm clothing so that you can maximise your enjoyment.
We’ll have tea and coffee available to keep you warm on this occasion.
We suggest that you revisit this page soon for an update of our arrangements for this memorable night.
Pictures, top – Liam Brundle, middle, Martin Pinches..