Re: Re: The elusive La Luna loop
From: Mal Rowe
Date:

On 19/05/2017 6:19 PM, 'Dudley Horscroft'transitconsult@... [TramsDownUnder] wrote:
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> Thanks for this, Mal. Interesting that this photo from 1926 shows a double track on the south side of the 'triangular' loop,

> converging into a single track, which was presumably the original terminus before the loop was added. To this has been connected,

> presumably, the outlet from the terminal loop. The only problem I see is that the indication of tram tracks on the entry from

> Ackland Street appears to show them as on the eastern side of the street, which would mean that the loop operated clockwise.

>

Yes, that's correct Dudley.

Unfortunately your memory (like mine!) is perhaps not quite right about some early recollections.

The only way into the loop was from the westbound track in Carlisle St. - clockwise.
I suspect that it was common for the trams to exit in the anti-clockwise direction - because that's where the tram stop was and that's where passengers would expect to board.

If that's true, in effect the loop layout was irrelevant as a stub siding beyond the terminus would have done the same job.

Mal Rowe - who never saw the loop