Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
You should add this picture to the NSW Fire Brigade Group. I am sure they would love to have it added - www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Almost Anything DOGS AND CATS COMP... Get entering., and we'd love to have this added to the group!
Fantastic shot. Love to see more. Thanks for adding this to our group.
Contemporary photo of the same location added here - www.flickr.com/photos/sebchan/3028846899/in/pool-tyrrellt...
check this area out now...
Is that The Australian Workers Union building on the left? Now being redeveloped?
There are some old layers exposed in the AWU bldg now. Being documented hopefully.
The building (like a lot of buildings at that time in Sydney) was extended in an identical style. See Google street view -
Original building, as seen here, was 1888. The extension to the north (right) in exactly the same style was in 1907.
For more info see - www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=177
What a wonderful picture with the two fire engines in action - it must have been difficult to organize.
This station was always known as Headquarters Fire Station until the newest extension was opened in 2003 and it became known as City of Sydney Fire Station.
When originally built, the ladders seen in the foreground of this picture were kept under a workshop building in the rear yard, accessed by a passageway on the southern side of the building.
Nice find quasymody. The ladder in the picture was later fitted to a motorised truck chassis.
Obviously the heavy steamers could not be easily reversed into the station bays by the horses or moved up the driveway gradient by hand, so, as the pictures shows, and as the article states, when returning to the station they were driven by horses down the side passage to the rear yard and then into the station bays from the rear. As the central engine bay had stables to it's rear, I suspect this is where they housed a lighter vehicle such as a manual pump, which could be unharnessed from the horses and then backed into the station from the street.