This is an old photo (dated 1923) of the electrical fitting shop at the Randwick Tramway Workshop located on King Street at what is now the Randwick Bus Depot and Randwick TAFE.
Established in 1881 it originally serviced the steam tram service to Randwick. Over the years it grew and by the 1920s it was one of Sydney’s largest engineering works in Sydney.
At the site were buildings such as an electric mains store, a machine store, a paint shop, a woodworking & body repairs workshop, as well as a blacksmith, boiler and welding shop.
Interestingly it was used to manufacture munitions during each of WWI and WWII.
The workshop closed in 1961, coinciding with the end of trams in Sydney around the 1950s.
These days the buildings help up-skill our workforce as its main use as a TAFE campus.
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Photo courtesy of State Records NSW