Thanks for the cable track pics
Cheers, Mick, whos Granny told me tales of riding on themShe loved them
On 17/07/2017 1:02 PM, Mal Rowemal.rowe@... [TramsDownUnder] wrote:>
> On 14/07/2017 11:20 PM, Mick Duncankitbuny@... [TramsDownUnder] wrote:
>> Electric trams never ran on cable track as the track was to light,and the flangeways and 6 foot were too narrow
>> New track was laid before electric trams ran
> I have attached an original drawing showing the cable tram rail and slot beam.
> Yesterday, at Bylands, I grabbed some pics of the rail and slot beam there.
> It is material recovered from the streets.
> One thing that's obvious to me is that the MT&OCo got their money's worth out of the materials - there's not much meat left on the rail and the slot beam shows the effect of many years of wear on the slot edge.
> Mal Rowe - recognising that 'sweating the asset' is nothing new