Yass tramway B&W (Camera challenge Day 4)

Old tramway bridge over Yass River, in Joe O'Connor Park, Yass, New South Wales, Australia

Heritage on high

On Sunday, wanting to catch the last of the sun, we buggied into town to sit by Yass River.

A picnic rug under the towering cypress(?) pines gave us a view of the river bend. We shared the park with some young blokes fishing and a family walking their dogs.

We had grabbed a brewed coffee and baked goodies to contemplate the

Tramway, Joe O'Connor Park, Yass, New South Wales, Australia

Old tramway bridge over Yass River

late afternoon. I must have had too much caffeine in my veins as the creative flow was on overdrive and soon I was up and exploring.

I always take the Fuji with me now, just in case (…and just as well!), and these photos were the result of my latte fueled musings.

Old tramway bridge over Yass River, Yass, New South Wales, Australia

View of the old tramway bridge from Joe O’Connor Park


You can watch some wonderful footage from 1964, of the last days of steam for the Yass tram, by Rail Recording and Film Services (Australia):

‘AN OLD 8MM FILM from the late Jim Powell, a New South wales railway historian.’ [‘”Yass Tram” filmed by Jim Powell .wmv’, YouTube, (http://youtu.be/pJEQ6tMK1X4), uploaded 27 Dec, 2012 by FA7273, retrieved 2 Oct, 2013]

Yass, New South Wales, Australia

Joe O’Connor Park, Yass Valley Way, Yass. (Google map)

For more information on the Yass tramway visit the Yass Railway Museum, Crago St, Yass. (Museum website)



14 comments on “Yass tramway B&W (Camera challenge Day 4)

  1. A.D. Everard says:

    My God, you were in Yass? I was there only last Saturday! It was our first time there – love the countryside! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • :-)) Snap. Yes, We’re locals! We probably bought our Sunday arvo tea from the same Yass cafe you visited…though on Saturday we were having pancakes and the All Day Breakfast in Gunning.

    • A.D. Everard says:

      We went through Gunning, but missed the all day breakfast (although we went through early). Dang! I loved the scones and cream in Yass – decadence, I love it. Good coffee, too. We drove past that old railway bridge in Yass and admired it.

      I didn’t see anyone down below taking pictures. That would have been something. 🙂

    • Shame! As Maxwell Smart would say, ‘Missed you by that much.’
      The All Day Brekky is at Hume Cafe in the main street of Gunning until 3.00. A great little place to catch the sun sitting in the front window and watching everyone pass by. It was the day before the end of month market too (every last Sunday) and Philip the fruit and veg man had his stall set up next door so we scored a bag of goodies.
      It’s our ‘hobby’ to try as many cafes around as we can. We’re really spoiled for choice!

    • A.D. Everard says:

      Thing is, we could have met and even shared a table, but still not known we both blogged or would bump into each other (in Blogsville). 🙂

      On that Saturday, we actually went through Gunning because we heard the market was on, but a look up and down the street told us it was not that day.

      Whenever we go out, too, we always stop somewhere new to grab a bite, but that morning we didn’t hang around as Greg wanted to reach the book sale in Canberra, so we chose the café in Yass on the way home.

      Now we’ll have to try Gunning café – and I’ll be looking at all the customers, wondering… wondering…


    • Small, small world. Love the serendipity! Next time I’ll ‘wear a white carnation’. 😉

  2. Theresa says:

    Ah I have a soft spot for monochrome 😀 Nice to look for different angles to shoot from too!

  3. rdwood says:

    Bridges always make for interesting photos.

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