The attached sketch shows what I remember as the track layout at St Kilda. Trams from the Esplanade went down Acland St. Carlisle Street trams terminated against the curb (which was how I remember it) but could use the loop (in a clockwise direction (as done by the specials in the photos).. There was a double track connection between the Esplanade and Carlisle Street tracks, but this didn't see regular service then. (It would now with the Kew Cotham Road service being extended to the city.) The attached photo (looking west) taken in 1971 (i.e. post loop) shows this, with the tram on the left in the Esplanade and the one on the right at the kerbside terminus.