W7 1024 Briquette tram (Was National Bank and ad tram
  William Jackson

W7 1024 advertising briquettes on Elizabeth St?, date only narrowed via Vicsig as March - June 1971 or May - June 1972
HHJ Photo

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From:tramsdownunder@... [mailto:tramsdownunder@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Mal Rowe
Sent: Monday, 11 February 2019 1:41 PM
To:tramsdownunder@...
Subject: [TramsDownUnder] National Bank and ad tram

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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