Skip to toolbar
Open/Close Toolbox
Image Tags
no tags yet
    no geotags or polygons yet
    By: David Porter21st Mar 2020 8:56PMThe hearse service began in 1896. It allowed a coffin and the funeral party to be conveyed to the Mortuary Platform at Honeysuckle. From there a train service was provided to Sandgate cemetery. Each hearse trailer could hold 3 coffins. The hearse trailer was pre-booked and connected as the last vehicle on the tram. After the closure of the Mortuary Station in 1933 the transfer of coffins was conducted at Newcastle Station in Scott Street. The hearse trailers remained in service until 1946.
    (Source: Tramways Of Newcastle, D Keenan, K McCarthy & R Wilson. Transit Press, 1999)
    General Use Special Collections Copyright

    Please contact Special Collections if you are a subject of an item, or know a subject of an item, and have cultural or other reservations about an item being made available on this website and would like to discuss this with us.

    This item can be used for study and personal research purposes. If you wish to reproduce this item for any other purpose please contact the University of Newcastle Library's Special Collections.

    If you have any further information about the item, please contact us.

    Tweet this on TwitterShare this on FacebookShare this on LinkedInShare this on TumblrShare this via email

    Converted tramway hearses at Hamilton Depot, 24 April 1949

    Editing is temporarily disabled

    Cancel Edit
    loading google map....