Re: Re: The Melbourne "Retired Trams Strategy"
  Mal Rowe

On 13/05/2018 11:02 PM,huddo@... wrote:
> I fear these trams are being sent out of the frying pan into the fire.

> After the Brisbane closure many FM trams were gifted to well meaning

> organisations and individuals who were unable to look after them

> properly. There were few left only ten years later. The canvas roofs

> developed leaks and interiors were ruined, vandals destroyed some of

> them. Two Phoenix cars at a children's holiday camp were damaged by

> vandals who gained access to the locked trams via the floor hatches..I

> know where there is one good FM in northern NSW no 499 for sale for

> $30,000, it has been kept under cover.

I agree that's a real risk.
The FAQ document  addresses that in items 36 to 40, but once the tram is
delivered, there's not a lot can be done to police those requirements.

It is expected that most trams will go to public bodies, not private
That may help.

Mal Rowe