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

On 19/05/2017 6:19 PM, 'Dudley Horscroft'transitconsult@...
[TramsDownUnder] wrote:
>
> 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