Re: The elusive La Luna loop
From: Dudley Horscroft
Date:

I remember seeing a tram or trams on the loop, way back in the 1950s, I think. My impression is that the loop was used for the 69s
to terminate without blocking the main line. This was before the junction was rebuilt to allow trams to stand on the main line.
When it was rebuilt, the loop went.

Regards

Dudley Horscroft
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From: "Mal Rowemal.rowe@... [TramsDownUnder]" TramsDownUnder@...>
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Subject: [TramsDownUnder] The elusive La Luna loop [1 Attachment]


> While working on the book about the Prahran & Melbourne Tramways Trust,
> Ian Brady and I searched hard for a pic showing the loop at Luna Park in
> use. We didn't find a suitable pic. In fact, we think it was probably
> only used for storage of trams at busy times, not as a regular terminal
> loop.
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> Here's a pic I found today - the loop is just opposite Luna Park at the
> left centre of the pic.
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> http://tdu.to/Aerial-view-StKilda_SE-across_LunaPark.jpg
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> You can see a tram sitting at the normal terminus - which was still used
> for some years even after the loop was removed.
> See: http://tdu.to/a2867/StKildaBeachTerminus_11-10-1969.jpg
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> At right of the pic attached to this email, just above centre, you can
> also see the old terminus of the line down Park St - which deviated into
> Mary St and Beaconsfield Pde to join the tram line in The Esplanade.
> That deviation was removed in late 1959.
>
> Mal Rowe - still searching
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> Posted by: Mal Rowe mal.rowe@...>
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