• Short Summary

    "Puffing Billy" (Australian steam train) makes final run in Sydney

  • Description

    AUSTRALIA: Sydney:
    EXT

    RAILWAYS Steam train "Puffing Billy" makes last run N.S.W.


    TRAMS Steam tram "Puffing Billy" makes last run. N.S.W.


    Railways; Australia

    locomotive, trains, railway, railroad, William Hedley, tram, soot, humour, history, passage
    Background: "Puffing Billy" (Australian steam train) makes final run in Sydney

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7QNFBBZ5QX7VNEZMGMLN5XLWW
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QNFBBZ5QX7VNEZMGMLN5XLWW
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1937
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (1)

  1. allench says

    If that was the last run of the steam tram it was on 3 July 1937. The tram ran from Kogarah to Sans Souci in Sydney, NSW. It was replaced (same day) by an electric trolly bus service from Rockdale. Amazing footage! (Note that another steam rail service named "Puffing Billy" still operates in Victoria.)

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