Gear Case bolts and other bits of metal jammed in the groove were common
when I was driving.
It seemed I was the only one who got the bar and tried to dig them out
Hitting one could result in flange flats, whick sometimes could be
rubbed off by the brakes.
Sign car off as there might be a bent axle
If all else failed, get R9, the civil branch ute to deal with it.
One night in St Kilda Rd I saw a brown paper bag on the track and I didnt
worry, till I hit it.
Bang and vertical jolt.
The bag contained a brick, no damage to the Tram
Cheers, Mick There were little shits even then
On 12/08/2017 9:08 AM, Richard Youltressteleg@... [TramsDownUnder] wrote:
> Not a jinx at all, Mal.
> Things like this happen all the time. You are just lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time from time to time.
> Years ago while driving a W up Swanson St, near Franklin St there was an enormous BANG BANG BANG BANG.
> On the way back I stopped and prised this gear case bolt from the track groove. How many trams had run over it to bash the head down this much?
> Another day walking in the city I saw an entire gear case cover fall off a W. You would know all about that if you tried to run over it!
> (Photographed on my sunny breakfast table)