Re: Route 1 is Number 1
  Anthony Dudley Horscroft

Tony, you have nailed the problem, which has resulted in so many trams
not having desirable end doors.  But it would be possible to have the
step section in the doorway rotate about the aft end so as to provide a
level consistent with the platform.  If trams can have power operated
platforms to lower wheelchairs to ground level - as is necessary with so
many of the American trams, then there should be no problem with a small
platform being slid out.


Dudley Horscroft

On 2/05/2021 2:16 pm, Tony Galloway wrote:
> Peter’s head-on shot of 195 shows the problem with tapered end trams designed for street level boarding and platforms for low-floor cars - the gap to the end doors requiring a step down to the road surface and then up to the doorway.


> Tony


>> On 1 May 2021, at 9:16 pm, Mal Rowe mal.rowe@...> wrote:


>> On 01/05/2021 16:59, David Batho wrote:

>>> Okay, you’ve sold me! When are we doing a tour?!

>> Sounds good to me - always happy to show friends around the GTCOTS.


>> After leaving Montague St, the tramway runs through the shopping strip of Bridport St before turning slightly left into Victoria Pde.


>> The pic with 2104 looks down Victoria Pde towards the terminus.


>> The pic with 195 at the terminus is a reprise of an old Peter Bruce pic where he suggested that he has captured a p[ic of an experimental 'palmtograph' .


>> Mal Rowe - happy host


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