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Melb Tram Museum
Discover the history of Melbourne’s trams at the old Hawthorn Depot. Open: Jan-Nov: 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Dec: 2nd Saturday. Hours: 11-5.
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Melb Tram Museum Jul 17
Something a little unusual - the interior of SW5 No 682 by Merrin Eirth, as sponsored by in 1987. Can you pick the 3LO luminaries of the era? Photo by Michael McLeod
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Melb Tram Museum Jul 10
Replying to @pn3134
Yep. Before then it was the Melbourne Tramways Board (1916-19), which ran the cable trams excluding the Northcote line, after the end of the MTOC lease on 30 Jun 1916.
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Melb Tram Museum Jul 10
A hundred years ago, the Tramways Board decorated a cable to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending on 28 June 1919. Find out more about our tram history at this Sat 13 July, from 11 to 5.
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Melb Tram Museum Jul 8
Some more vanished memorabilia - a ticket validator - picture taken on the vanished technology of a phone! And yes, we have one in the collection! The validator, not the phone....
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Melb Tram Museum Jul 3
Part of our job is collecting artifacts illustrating 's history. This doesn't just mean stuff from a hundred years ago, but from events happening now or in the recent past. Like when machines were being replaced by - so yes, we have one.
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Melb Tram Museum Jul 2
Once upon a time, the human face of 's was a uniformed conductor, carrying a leather conductor's bag. The Bag of Service. This was celebrated on 8 March 1954 in the Labour Day Floral Parade, on the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board float. 'Fares Please.'
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 25
Replying to @shrdlu1497
It is the Board's health bus, used for treating staff at every tram and bus depot.
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 25
Afraid of needles? Putting off that winter flu shot? Major-General Sir Robert Risson, Chairman of the & Metropolitan Tramways Board 1949-70, leads from the front, as always, showing the approved degree of stoicism. Look at the size of that needle!
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 20
Winter in - dressing for the weather, footy and - we did it in 1925, we do it now. On Sat 22 June, the shortest day of the year, pop in to see us between 11 and 5. We're under cover, and our exhibition space is heated. You'll have fun - we promise.
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 17
Horse or electric? Which would you prefer? In 1914 passengers had the choice between the two, as shown here at the corner of Glenferrie and Riversdale Roads. Postcard image courtesy of Richard Adderson.
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 16
The 1914 renumbering of F 36 to No 46 allowed all the PMTT maximum traction bogie cars (O, C, D and E classes) to be numbered in a single block from 21 to 45.
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 16
The two F class trams (46 and 47) were later converted from toastracks to have a centre saloon.
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 16
PMTT 36 was an F class single truck tram, a closed toastrack car with full length footboards delivered in 1912. A bogie maximum traction car (the only D class) became No. 36 in 1914, and the F was renumbered to 46. See
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 13
And you can get the 'Ghost Trams' book from our shop on our open days - and it's pretty scary! Especially when read aloud...
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 12
The photo of W 251 we posted last week created a little excitement for enthusiasts, trying to figure out the details of the trailer it was towing. Here is another, taken the same cold, wet day in the 1920s.
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 8
Replying to @600v_DC
Before May 1943 - No Essendon Aerodrome. For WW2 extensions see
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 7
Replying to @railmaps
Not sure about connection between the floorboards. Will find out.
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 7
Replying to @shrdlu1497
Ok just credit the museum
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 7
Replying to @shrdlu1497
Don't know...this photo has puzzled me for a while. We have another shot of 251 on the same day at another location, but it doesn't enlighten us any either. As far as I can tell it's just a small flatbed trailer, like a ganger's trolley.
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Melb Tram Museum Jun 6
Replying to @shrdlu1497
Yes
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