That is not a Rowan car Mal, that is a McKeen car.
On Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 15:10 Mal Rowe, mal.rowe@...> wrote:
> On 15/10/2020 21:29, Radcliffe, John (L&W, Waite Campus) wrote:
> The attached photo, from the Vic Solomons collection, was forwarded to me
> by a colleague in London who had received it from Bruce Macdonald for
> comment. Vic had apparently not realised that the trailer was unlike any
> other in Sydney and that there was no previous knowledge or photo of it.
> Bruce and my colleague have discussed it at length and suggest that it
> might just be the Sydney Rowan car, heavily rebuilt as a trailer, for which
> there is also no known photograph. No other possibility seems to present
> itself. The louvre panels above the windows are a feature seen on some
> early trams built by Brown, Marshalls, the builder of the Sydney Rowan
> car. A centre and rear end entrance were a feature of many Rowan cars and
> if this is one, then the motor unit end has been rebuilt to provide a
> second end entrance.
> Can anyone offer any comment on this hypothesis or otherwise identify the
> What an interesting find!
> I have no knowledge of the Sydney Rowan cars, but do offer the little
> knowledge I have of the Melbourne one (... or two - see attached).
> The text and pictures are from "VR to '62" by Leo Harrigan.
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