North Sydney cable tram
  Mal Rowe

The attached pic was recently posted to facebook.

It's from the collection of the Stanton Library - run by North Sydney Council.

The date is 22 May 1886 - apparently the opening day.

I am wondering why there is just a grip car.  Was this the terminus and the trailer is out of the photo because of a shunting maneuver?

Mal Rowe - not in possession of local knowledge

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