My observations are that this group has a strong interest in history, and as the train operations on the St Kilda and Port Melbourne lines were earlier history of these tram routes, I see any photos of trains on these lines as part of what is now tramway history, particularly if presented in Then and Now adjacent photos of the same location which some posting have included..
Thus I see them as very much ON-topic, and will be happy to see more.
On 14/07/2012, at 11:24 PM, jeffrey bounds wrote:
> 26th January 1974 was the day of the special Dog Box run.After all these years,I still find that the seats in the "Dogbox" cars were more comfortable than seats in today's E.M.U.s.
> Finally,I have photos of original Harris Trains running on the Port Melb & St Kilda lines,& the diesel hauled ballast trains which ran during the conversion process & the L electrics.
> I would like to put them on the group,but if I do,I will be greeted by howls from the "same gang"who continually object to any railway photos.This "same gang' never contribute any photos to this group.
> --- On Sat, 14/7/12, Andrew Cook <d3619@...> wrote:
> From: Andrew Cook <d3619@...>
> Subject: [TramsDownUnder] Re: Port Melbourne
> Received: Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 8:21 PM
> Yuri, David, Bill, Jeff, Greg, etc., etc.,
> Thanks for the feed back on the Port Melbourne photos. Much appreciated!
> I have just scanned the next batch, which are:
> 07_Up doggie arriving at Montague, 26 January, 1974.
> 08_A doggie at Port Melbourne, 26 January, 1974.
> 09_DERM 58 RM on the goods lines into the shipping sheds at Montague (now Southbank tram depot), on an RTA tour, 19 September, 1987.
> 10_The preserved Tait train at Montague, next to the goods lines into the shipping sheds, 18 July, 1987.
> 11_A Port Melbourne station sign, 23 January, 1981.
> 12_A Tait train (led by 246 M) arrives at Port Melbourne from Flinders Street, 23 January, 1981.
> Enjoy, Cheers, Andrew.