Re: Ron # 43
  Mal Rowe

On 21/11/2020 18:25, David Featherstone wrote:
> Just one question - that water tank.  What was the purpose for that? 

> They had mains water, no doubt hoses for fire duties and gully traps -


Fire service supply.  After the loss of the total VR tram fleet in 1906
all tram depots had high quality fire protection - and that meant having
a backup to mains supply if possible.

See: for the P&MTT

I assume that the tower at Brisbane's Ipswich Rd depot served a similar
purpose - with a bit more elegance.

Mal Rowe