I believe Newcastle wanted to take the Rs/R1s from Sydney when Sydney
finished with them. That would have been some tram system if it happened.
On Tuesday, 12 September 2023 at 13:23:05 UTC+10 Tony Galloway wrote:
> On 11 Sep 2023, at 22:11, TP histor...@...> wrote:
> Brisbane is the only city-run operation in Australia.
> Brisbane is the only capital with a single city-wide council.
> Newcastle also has a city-wide council and wanted to take over the state
> government run trams and buses, and retain and modernise the trams, after
> WW2, but the state government knocked them back.
> Earlier the council lobbied hard for the Newcastle tramway to be
> electrified, partly achieved in 1923. Otherwise it would have most likely
> suffered the same fate as the Maitland and Broken Hill tramways, which
> closed in 1926 along with Arncliffe-Bexley and the remnant government line
> at Parramatta.