Forgive the headline. I can't resist alliteration
After London, Sydney had the largest tram system in the world. Melbourne now has that world title as we didn't get rid of trams as so many cities mistakenly did. By the end of 1961 Sydney's system had closed, taken over by diesel buses and electric trolley buses. The replacement bus service was inadequate, in spite of the government propaganda at the time, and turned even more people to the private motor car.
Maybe I have put some of these photos up before. In spite of what looks like was chaos, the Sydney tram service was very fast and efficient.
Taylor Square, a busy tram intersection on what became became Sydney's gay mile on Oxford Street.