Trams & The Colonnade circa 1957
By Joseph Spinella #2012
Medium - Oil on Canvas
Painting Size - 254mm x 305mm
Date of Completion: 16th June, 2009.
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This painting depicts Post War R1 class tram 2055 heading for Coogee beach. It has just left Railway Square where it commenced its journey and is turning into Eddy Avenue, under the Railway Colonnade which carried trams until 1957. R1 Class 2055 is now preserved by the Sydney Tramway Museum at Loftus.

The tram in the distance crossing Eddy Avenue on a purpose built tram-only bridge is heading for Circular Quay. This bridge which ceased to carry trams in 1957 once again carries light rail vehicles which commenced running in 1997, a gap of 40 years.

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