The trams that ruled Brisbane

Some colour photos of the amazing tram system that existed in Brisbane until they were ripped out in 1969!More info here.

I am not 100% on the source of these all of these images. I suspect the BCC for many of them. The Youtube clip at the end of this post suggest a chap named Richard Jones . They came to me via a friends mother via email. If anyone does know I will add due credit.

[UPDATE 27/04/16] Richard Jones contacted me recently confirming his connection to many of the photos which where taken below. More of his Brisbane photos can be viewed at the Brisbane Tramway Museum. Thank you Richard for sharing your lovely work!

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Map of tram network via @jackbryce

post_trams_01_Trams lined up in Queen Street 1965_fixed
post_trams_01_Trams lined up in Queen Street 1965_fixed

Top of Queen Street (Corner George Street), 1965

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post_trams_02_1958queensttheatresarea

Corner Queen & Albert Streets, 1958

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post_trams_03_1969ipswichrdtramdepot_fixed

Tram Depot Ipswich Road, Dutton Park, 1969

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Trams on Gilchrist Ave with St. Bridgid's Red Hill in the background and Roma Street goods yard in foreground

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South Brisbane Railway Station

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Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, 1965

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Gympie Road, Kedron, 1968

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Stafford Road Terminus, 1968

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post_trams_09_BCC_293_Belmont_terminus_6Oct1968_fixed

Belmont (now Carina) Terminus, 1968

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Grey Street, South Brisbane, 1969

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Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton, 1969

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Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, 1969

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Ipswich Road, Annerley, 1969

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Queen Street, North Quay, 1969

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Stones Corner, 1969

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Nursery Road, Mt Gravatt, 1969

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Stanley Street,  Wooloongabba, 1969

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Breakfast Creek

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post_trams_19_Brisbane circa late 1960s_fixed

Possibly Adelaide Street (cnr Albert), 1960s

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Days Road, The Grange, 1968

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Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, 1968

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Dutton Park  or Buranda? (tram depot in back-ground)

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Camp Hill, 1958

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post_trams_24_FM_471_Petrie_Bight_Aug1965_fixed

Petrie Bight (Customs House in background), 1965

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Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, 1967

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Milton Road, Milton (XXXX sign in background)

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Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley (Corner. Wickham Street), 1968

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post_trams_28_Tram 432 and signal box at Valley Junction 020368_fixed

Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley (same corner different angle), 1968

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post_trams_29_trams 345 & 433 at Valley Junction 020368_fixed

Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, 1968

Video of above.