RE: Hobart photo - 195
  Roger Greenwood

Ian’s photograph shows Nos 108 & 129 at the city terminus in Elizabeth St.

The building at the far left accommodated the ABC’s broadcasting studios, and the partially exposed neon sign spelt out ABC and the call-sign of its two Hobart radio stations, 7ZR and 7ZL. The news studio was inside the window closest to ‘7ZL’.

As trams changed tracks at the terminus they forced spring-loaded points over with the attendant ‘slapping’ noise. Despite efforts to sound-proof the news studio, the sound of slapping points could still be heard behind the news reader’s voice.


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Subject: [TramsDownUnder] Hobart photo - 195

108 and 129 in Elizabeth Street, Hobart