On 01/05/2021 15:24, Mal Rowe wrote:
> I am occasionally asked for advice on which are the best tram routes for a tourist to ride in Melbourne.
> Top of the list for me is route 1 to South Melbourne Beach.
It's just a short walk south from the South Melbourne Beach terminus to the out of use Albert Park Beach terminus at Mills St.
I think that this tramway is the last place in Melbourne where the rails just stop in the roadway, without any buffer or posts.
This is the place for a tram to make a break from the constraint of rails and become a "trackless tram"!
Tram 299 was using the old terminus as a short shunt - presumably to catch up with the timetable on route 12 - St Kilda to Victoria Bridge.
He even managed to pick up a couple of passengers on the old shunt - perhaps the first revenue passengers on this tramway for a long time.
Mal Rowe - always pleased to see something a bit unusual in the GTCOTS