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Aramac Tramway

Passenger Tickets

Dave Elsmore

The area was settled in the 1860s and the town, which seems to have had the alternative name of 'Marathon' for a short time, acquired the inevitable services - a pub, a grocery and drapery.

The town was surveyed in 1875 but by that time the wide streets were established and the surveyor simply confirmed the strangely disproportionate design. By any measure the streets are uncharacteristically wide for such a small settlement.

In 1909 Aramac Shire Council, still isolated from the surrounding area, borrowed 66,500 and built a tramway connecting the town to the main railway line at Barcaldine. The tramway closed in 1975.

The Passenger Tickets

The following tickets are all i have recorded.

If you can add to the groups below please forward the information so it can then be added to this listing.

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1909

First Class

 

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1909

First Class Return

 

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1909

Second Class

 

Pram -- Bike -- Dog Return tickets

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1920

First Class

 

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1920

Second Class

 

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1920

Child

 

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1920

Second Class

 

[A]

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1930

Second Class

 

[B]                                            [C]

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1930

Second Class

 

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1930

First Class Return Excursion

 

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1930

Second Class Return Excursion

 

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1930

First Excursion

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1930

Second Excursion

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1930

Special

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