• We had an issue with background services between march 10th and 15th or there about. This meant the payment services were not linking to automatic upgrades. If you paid for premium membership and are still seeing ads please let me know and the email you used against PayPal and I cam manually verify and upgrade your account.
  • We have been getting regular requests for users who have been locked out of their accounts because they have changed email adresses over the lifetime of their accounts. Please make sure the email address under your account is your current and correct email address in order to avoid this in the future. You can set your email address at https://silvertails.net/account/account-details
  • Wwe are currently experience some server issues which I am working through and hoping to resolve soon, Please bare with me whilst I work through making some changes and possible intermittent outages.
  • Apologies all our server was runing rogue. I managed to get us back to a point from 2:45 today though there is an attachment issue i will fix shortly. Things should be smooth now though

Terry Zarsoff

First Grader
North Sydney c.late 1950s. Removing the trams was almost certainly the greatest strategic planning blunder in Sydney’s history. A big cheerio to the long dead leaders of the Labor ‘gummint’, in office continuously from 1941-65, the perpetrators of that tragedy. You stupid, stupid, stupid clowns:
04D978D9-9F57-4B64-ADAE-C1D7228F5EF6.jpeg

A tram on the ‘right of way’ down to Watson’s Bay. The right of way at Watson’s Bay still exists, tucked away behind shops/houses at the bottom of the hill, just near the Gap:
DB49EB90-2958-43FB-9ED6-C07D7C74304A.jpeg

The last stage of the City Circle and the Cahill Expressway u/c:
6B9FBDCB-D960-48E7-9211-8AD3A092517E.jpeg

The mighty Gladesville Bridge u/c. It opened to traffic in 1964:
426119B5-2D64-419E-B21F-093775A5F780.jpeg

The Warringah Expressway c.late ‘67. It opened in Jun 68:
4DAA15BC-9883-4370-83DA-F995575E6716.jpeg
 

EagleGT

Reserve Grader
Removing the trams was almost certainly the greatest strategic planning blunder in Sydney’s history.
Right up there with Wran selling off the land known as the M4 corridor. He effectively resigned Western Sydney motorists to nearly 40 years of traffic misery.
 

Eagle thru 'n' thru

Reserve Grader
North Sydney c.late 1950s. Removing the trams was almost certainly the greatest strategic planning blunder in Sydney’s history. A big cheerio to the long dead leaders of the Labor ‘gummint’, in office continuously from 1941-65, the perpetrators of that tragedy. You stupid, stupid, stupid clowns:
View attachment 25074
A tram on the ‘right of way’ down to Watson’s Bay. The right of way at Watson’s Bay still exists, tucked away behind shops/houses at the bottom of the hill, just near the Gap:
View attachment 25075
The last stage of the City Circle and the Cahill Expressway u/c:
View attachment 25076
The mighty Gladesville Bridge u/c. It opened to traffic in 1964:
View attachment 25082
The Warringah Expressway c.late ‘67. It opened in Jun 68:
View attachment 25079
Fanatastic pic's!
 

Terry Zarsoff

First Grader
Who else remembers this? The old ‘Blinking Light’ suspended above the intersection of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (looking west).

The ‘Light disappeared when they widened Warringah Rd (up to that intersection) from the new Roseville Bridge approaches, back in the mid-Sixties. The Bantry Bay Rd shops at left have since disappeared too, courtesy of the recent Warringah Rd upgrade:
2FC53DFE-AB90-4310-B327-63273DD44ADE.jpeg

The Warringah Expressway again. Some of the reasons given for the Bears terminal decline was the loss of junior breeding areas affected by:
1. The building of the SHB and its northern road/rail approaches at Milson’s Point, North Sydney and Waverton;
2. Manly joining the comp in 1947;
3. The development of North Sydney as a commercial centre; and
4. The impact the Expressway’s construction had on neighbourhoods in its path.
It’s easy to see here why the last one has ‘legs’:
179BCC6B-6FC3-468A-9E22-3328E09B2D01.jpeg
 
Last edited:

Terry Zarsoff

First Grader
Right up there with Wran selling off the land known as the M4 corridor. He effectively resigned Western Sydney motorists to nearly 40 years of traffic misery.
They generally didn’t own all of the land they needed in those abandoned freeway corridors. The corridors were gazetted, but that didn’t mean they owned every house/business they needed for the road.

It’s a positively good thing that inner western suburbs like Glebe were saved (thanks Nev) from the destruction that North Sydney endured, but they didn’t seriously consider any public transport or arterial road alternatives (to those freeways) at the time.

That didn’t start until (the now) Anzac Bridge was conceived. And of course the abandoned sections of the F3, F4, F6 and the link road between the three are now being increasingly realised, much of it underground (and preserving the suburbs above, but usually with a toll attached.

Luckily too we’ve had a state govt up until recently that started building things like the Metro to Parramatta, because the existing rail network is feeling the strain.

The loss of the trams, including the Northern Beaches’ trams back in 1939, has had a much more deleterious impact on the city’s development.
 
Last edited:
Team P W L PD Pts
17 14 3 141 34
17 12 5 118 30
17 11 6 125 28
18 11 7 209 26
18 10 7 97 25
17 9 8 63 24
17 9 8 46 24
18 10 8 3 24
17 9 8 -56 24
17 8 9 -91 22
18 8 10 25 20
17 7 10 -90 20
18 8 10 -97 20
18 7 10 -34 19
17 6 11 -89 18
17 4 13 -153 14
18 4 14 -217 12
Back
Top Bottom