Steam Tramways in Sydney.
Our steam tramways says the Sydney correspondent of the “Melbourne Argus,” from the railway station into the city is getting recognized ,as a success. . The omnibus proprietors do not altogether like it, which is not wonderful, considering that the omnibus company wanted to get the. monopoly of tramways for itself. No accidents of any importance have occurred, and the city horses are getting used to it. The traffic on the line has been beyond expectation, and the line will pay for itself in a few years, even after making allowance for repairs. It is natural therefore,, that the people in the suburbs, who for years past have suffered much at the hands of omnibus proprietors, should be getting jealous and impatient, and the Minister for Public Works has been interviewed to get him to extend the system. This he has promised to do, confessing that the success of the system has altogether surpassed his expectations. The only drawback to this proposal is that it may indefinitely postpone surburban railways. •
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Steam Tramways in Sydney., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 23, 18 November 1879
Steam Tramways in Sydney. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 23, 18 November 1879
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