Author(s): Caroline Butler-Bowden
Trams, popularly known as toastracks, boneshakers, juggernauts and rattletraps, were a central part of Sydney life for 100 years. Shooting Through: Sydney by Tram explores the history and demise of Sydney's trams from the first horse-drawn trams in Pitt Street in 1861 to the last electric tram in 1961. Generations of Sydneysiders travelled by tram to school, work and leisure places. Beautifully illustrated with photographs, artworks and iconic tram objects, this publication provides an illustrated and interpretative history of Sydney's once extensive tramway network.