Trolley Wire started life as the members’ journal of the South Pacific Electric Railway (Sydney Tramway Museum), but over time has morphed into a journal for Australian tramway museum coverage.
SPER News was ‘spun off’ from Trolley Wire in the early 70’s as Trolley Wire became more nationally focused and a journal of record and a separate newsletter was created to keep the membership informed of activities and events around the museum itself.
Please note that these archives are provided in the spirit of ‘scholarly cooperation’ to allow members and interested parties to access back issues and do personal research.
They are still covered by Copyright and Intellectual Property rights.
SPER does NOT release these to the public domain.
Trolley Wire Indexes
In 2000 an index was prepared for the issues of Trolley Wire published from its inception in February 1952 to the November issue in 1999.
In late 2017 an index was prepared for the issues of Trolley Wire published between February 2000 and November 2017.
These indexes cover articles published in the magazine; significant news items and other material including reports of COTMA conferences, book and video reviews, and obituaries.
For the convenience of use, each entry in the Table of Contents is hot-linked to the appropriate page.
The intention is that the Twenty-first Century index will be updated on an annual basis, extending it to cover later years.
Both indexes are formatted for printing at A4.
|Trolley Wire Index 1952-1999||1952-1999|
|Trolley Wire Index 2000-2017||2000-2017|
Trolley Wire Archives
Recent issues are not immediately made available here. Anyone wishing to subscribe to Trolley Wire or obtain back issues, please contact the Museum via our PO Box.
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|Trolley Wire 244||244||February||1991|
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