On 11/10/2017 5:18 PM,prescottt@... [TramsDownUnder] wrote:
> I've already drawn attention, via the W7 at Whiteman Park, to the crush load capacity of Ws - very much a standee tram,
> On a tram for tram basis though, there's no doubt that the R1 with its lateral seats has a very cluttered interior compared to this:
The 'other' tram operator in Melbourne in the SW6 period (the Victorian Railways) built three 'luxury cars' to the SW6 design, with the same seat layout and tip-over seats.
They very rapidly re-located the seats against the car sides to maximise the war time crush load which they got when two or three trams picked up their load from the trains at St Kilda railway station.
Pic attached showing the VR layout and the original layout as restored when the MMTB took the trams over.
Mal Rowe - rather fond of these odd trams