Sunday, 22 July 2012

Melbourne Tram Network, Australia.

The Melbourne tramway network is a major form of public transport in Melbourne. Trams have operated continuously in Melbourne since 1884, with the opening of a horse tram line in Fairfield, since then they have become a distinctive part of Melbourne's character and feature in tourism and travel advertising. Melbournes cable tram system opened in 1885, and expanded to one of the largest in the world, with 75km of double track. The first electric tram line opened in 1889, but closed only a few years later in 1894. In 1906 electric tram systems were opened in St Kilda and Essendon, marking the start of continuous operation of Melbourne's electric trams.

The above  postcard shows a W 7 class tram on St. Kilda Road passing the shrine of Remembrance.

Z1.95 class tram  in The Met livery on Collins Street.

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