Wait Here For Trams - Volume 1 (DVD)
Compiled from 8mm films made during the final decade of the tramway era, this program presents trams at work in the streets of Brisbane.
In hundreds of scenes the trams are shown in the City, Valley, and out to the termini of all routes. Included are also scenes of depots, race day and other special and unusual workings, along with much of the supporting appurtenances of the system.
The fairly small but efficient trolley bus system is also shown in it's own segment.
The program concludes with a resume of the decline of the systems, the last weekend, an epilogue and scenes of trams again in action, at the Brisbane Tramway Museum.
While focussing primarily on the trams or trolleybuses there is also much to interest the viewer with a general interest in Brisbane's past. The enourmous changes which have occurred in the streetscapes such as the roads, bridges, buildings, motorvehicles, street furniture, fashions, company and product names, etc., almost defy credibility.
If you remember the tramway era or not, there is much to interest you in this time capsule of Brisbane's street transport heritage.
Every effort has been made to present the best quality picture, with a complete digital frame-by-frame scan of the original film and digital colour restoration.
Tram and Trolley routes included on part 1:
* Petrie Bight
* Normanby Five Ways
* Spring Hill
* Queen St
* New Farm
* New Farm Wharf
* New Farm Park
* Wharf St
* St Pauls Terrace
Part 2 is also available to complete the set with the Southside.