On 6/02/2013 9:29 PM, Richard YOUL wrote:
> ... the emergency rope on Melbourne Ws came in handy. To turn the front pole over to the centre of the tram, you only hand to throw one of the two ropes over the roof of the tram, then driver and conductor could work together to guide the pole onto the wire. Apart from going up a roof step or two to free the end of the emergency rope, the pole could be turned from ground level.
The last time I ever saw this happen was - coincidentally - with what is now the W8 ... with another interesting tram lurking in the background ...
Mal Rowe - accidental bystander