About SideTracked Caches
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website
About REALLY Tram SideTracked - Sutherland Tramway Depot
The Sutherland Steam Tramway depot once stood south of the present Cronulla railway over bridge. The tramway system operated from 1911 until its closure in 1935. Steam trams ran between Sutherland and Cronulla carrying passengers and sometimes goods.
The depot stood at the southern end of Sutherland goods yard and just north of the present railway sub station. The depot consisted of two sheds, a trailer shed and a motor shed. There were also two standing water towers, the larger one for fire fighting and the small for steam tram motors.
The line closed in 1935 due to poor financial results and private bus competition and it appears that the depot was demolished circa August 1935.
Construction of the Cronulla railway over bridge in 1937-8 and the lowering of Princes Highway at this point revealed the western wall of the motor shed inspection pit. This piece of industrial archaeology can still be be seen on the western cutting wall of the road underpass. In addition three horizontal slots can be seen in the wall at the northern end of the pit wall. These slots use to hold the steps that led down into the inspection pit.
Reference: Trolley Wire magazine, by K. McCarthy, October 1978.
*No room for swaps or pen. (BYOP)
*There can be a fair amount of passing muggle activity at times.
*Parking may be difficult during week days.
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