Re: W2 283 and a TAN story involving the Kelly gang
From: Dudley Horscroft
Date:

Yet I remember that in Swanston Street the '6 ft' was increased during a relay in the 1950s, supposedly so that the wider cars W5s?
could use that road. I remember words about the "Devil Strip" being made wider.

Regards

Dudley Horscroft
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From: "Mick Duncankitbuny@... [TramsDownUnder]" TramsDownUnder@...>
To: TramsDownUnder@...>
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 11:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TramsDownUnder] W2 283 and a TAN story involving the Kelly gang


> Gday Noel

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> Get well soon

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> Electric trams never ran on cable track as the track was to light,and the

> flangeways and 6 foot were too narrow

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> New track was laid before electric trams ran

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> Cheers, Mick

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> On 14/07/2017 2:31 PM, 'Noel Reed'noelreed10@...

> [TramsDownUnder] wrote:

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>> Hi Bob,

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>> I believe that the Brunswick cable lines from Elizabeth St used bogie

>> trailers. This could account for heavier cable track suitable for the

>> W2 trams.

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>> Noel Reed. [From hospital].

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