Re: Re: Crash - ouch
  Brent Efford

Some Wellington trams were hauled round to Ohiro Bay quarry on the south coast and burned there.

It’s hard to imagine this being done today – the area is now a marine reserve, and an information centre built on the foundations of the old shingle crusher is near this spot.

I don’t know how much of the fleet was disposed of in this way – not many, I think. The process is shown in these Graeme Bennett photos, c 1964 – maybe the original photographer can add further information.

Cheers,.

Brent Efford brent.efford@...

On 10/07/2018, at 6:16 PM, David Walker dwalker@...> wrote:

I hadn't been aware that the MMTB were in the habit of burning trams. I had associated it with backward places like London and Sydney. I remember that when the all night services finished, the Gs finished up piled in a scrapyard (Tallon's?) somewhere to the north of Melbourne. Where did they do the burning? I don't recognise the site in the TDU archive photo. Was it some inaccessible bit around Preston Workshops?

David Walker.


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