As the W2s were 9 foot over the step,and 7'6" over the body
and the W5 and later, also 9' over step but 8' over body.
All Melb 4 motor trams were 9' over the step
Looks like the 6 foot widening would have been done for a different reason
On 17/07/2017 5:19 PM, 'Dudley Horscroft'transitconsult@...
> 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.
> Dudley Horscroft