Thanks Mal, that's great. Yes, Brizzy's version is very up-market indeed.
I never realised that was a water tower.
On Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:51:26 PM UTC+11 Mal Rowe wrote:
> 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.
> Mal Rowe