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Circular Quay to Rosebery

A ride on the Rosebery Line.

We Join our "R" car and sit waiting for the starter to give the signal, time is up and we depart the driver applies power and we swing around the corner into Alfred St for a short time,passing in front of the Goldsborough Mort Wharehouse before again swinging right into Phillip St., where we climb the hill and after reaching Bridge St, we see the up tracks where they enter Bridge St before turning into Young St.We travel down the phillip St to it intersection with Hunter St., (since built over by the State Office Block) where we turn right, travelling to Elizabeth St., where we swing left (at this point if you were to look left towards the Wentworth Hotel, you would notice the curve of the road taking shape, it was planned for trams to traverse this section of Elizabeth St.,, but the services were discontinued before this could happen), travelling down Elizabeth St, we cross Martin Place, King St,arriving at Market St., the end of the 1st section. Leaving this stop we continue along Elizabeth St.,passing Central railway until we reach Randle St., where we turn swing right and travel along until we reach the corner of Chalmers St and Devonshire St (this detour being necessary due to the hole that will become the Eastern Suburbs railway staion at Central), Chalmers St is followed Taking the left turn into Devonshire St. we traverse this small section to again swing right at Elizabeth St which is followed as far as Zetland (The site of South Sydney Hospital), here we cross Bourke St., and run to the terminus situated outside Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals factory on one side of the road, (later to become the Dept. Motor Transport Main Building after its move from Phillip St Sydney) and the James Stedman Henderson Lolly factory (also used during WWII as a food processing plant for dehydrating food for ration packs). The return journey is of course as for the outward (down journey) except when travelling North on Phillip St we swing left into Bridge St. swing right into Young St.

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