September 1, 2010
Well it’s back to the maps for me. I knew there was a private railway from Fairfield station to the blue metal quarries at Prospect, I just couldn’t put my finger on where I had seen reference to it. And here it is in the 1940 Robinson’s Street Directory, showing it starting at Fairfield and running as a tram line beside the roadway for most of the distance to Windemere under the name of “Sydney And Suburbs Blue Metal Company”. Of course another private railway – or tramway if you prefer – ran to the northern side of the same area from Toongabbie.
(And yes, I have corrected “1926″ to “1940″.)
The Toongabbie tramway is here.