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: http://www.hawthorntramdepot.org.au/papers/pmtt.htm for the P&MTT
I assume that the tower at Brisbane's Ipswich Rd depot served a similar
purpose - with a bit more elegance.