Juggernaut!: a Story of Sydney in the Wild Days of the Steam Trams

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9780864179029: Juggernaut!: a Story of Sydney in the Wild Days of the Steam Trams
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Burke, David
Published by Kangaroo Press, East Roseville, New South Wales, Australia (1997)
ISBN 10: 0864179022 ISBN 13: 9780864179029
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Book Description Kangaroo Press, East Roseville, New South Wales, Australia, 1997. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. 152 Pages with Colour and Black/White Illustrations. Sydney once operated, reputedly, the world's largest steam tram network. Beginning with a temporary line to the International Exhibition of 1879, the system rapidly spread into the far corners of the city. Today's long-established suburbs such as Coogee, Bondi Beach, Dulwich Hill, Leichhardt and Rozelle took shape along the tracks of those quaint little hissing, whistling Yankee "steam motors" hauling ungainly double-deck cars. At the turn of the century steam trams were making 1200 daily journeys through the City and carrying some 70 million passengers each year. More than just a convenient means of transport, the 'Juggernauts' and 'Manglers' became an indispensable part of the city's social fabric: a bloody accident rate, the nefarious deeds of larrikin conductors, wolf-whistling drivers and the Bondi tram that 'shot through' were all daily incidents, the growing up of a great city. Seller Inventory # AANS-017

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