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Sorrento steam tramway

Opened in 1890 to serve the tourist market in Sorrento, this double track 3'6" (1067mm) narrow gauge tramway lead from the main pier beside the front beach, to a terminus one mile 12 chains away at the back beach. Two 0-4-0ST steam locomotives provided the service, which operated until 1921.

Reproduction of the steam tram platform at Front Beach, located above the Sorrento Pier

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Interpretative signage: history of the Sorrento bay excursions

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Interpretative signage: sponsors of the platform restoration

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Interpretative signage: history of the Sorrento foreshore

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Interpretative signage: directions to more information at the local museum

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Interpretative signage: Sorrento Back Beach

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Interpretative signage: Sorrento Steam Tram 1890-1921

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Plaque that marked the remnants of the steam tram platform, since relocated

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Reproduction of the steam tram platform at Front Beach, loaded above the Sorrento Pier

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