Re: National Bank and ad tram

Thanks both of you, must go for a walk in Swanston Street and have a

Pity though as Swanston Street is possibly the least walking friendly
street in Melbourne closely following Elizabeth Street. The obsession of
the foreigners (both visitors and residents of the towers covered in
flammable cladding) to stand around on the footpath at peak hour is
appalling, and as for the extremely religious people always walking around
with their head bowed; well I say no more. At least my 57 tram can avoid
all that crap and venturing along the alleys & Degraves Street most of that
can be avoided. Degraves Street I hear you say, well I just think that
the Degraves Street subway is a most delightful way to enter Flinders
Street station. Head and shoulders over the Elizabeth Street subway.

On Mon, 11 Feb 2019 at 13:41, Mal Rowe mal.rowe@...> wrote:

> On 11/02/2019 12:57, 'Alex Cowie' via TramsDownUnder wrote:

> > David,

> > The building at 275-279 Swanston St (SW corner with Lonsdale) is

> > listed in 1974 Sands & McDougalls directory as National Bank of

> > Australasia. According to Google Street View the building still

> > exists as Maccas.

> >

> Confirmed.


> Here's a pic from Steve Ohlsen showing the bank - with one of those

> pesky advertising trams blocking the view!


> Looking at the vicsig lists, my guess is that it is tram 900 in mid 1973.


> You can clearly see the fluoro tubes and the incandescent lamps used (as

> Richard says) as 'ballast'.


> Mal Rowe


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