Having a closer look, I don’t believe the running board is up either, it was not a practice used in Melbourne at least latterly.
From:tramsdownunder@... [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Ronald Besdansky
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2019 8:30 PM
Subject: [TramsDownUnder] W 251 with a trailer
Courtesy Melbourne Tram Museum