Re: Tram Square and a Tait
  Geoffrey D Dean

What can one say. Besides unbelievable - Magnificent, Superb. Both
Tait and photography.

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Subject:[TramsDownUnder] Tram Square and a Tait

Sunday last saw another test run by Steamrail's magnificently
restored Tait set. Comprising Motors 317M and 381M, Trailer 208T and
Driving Trailer 230D, the set ventured out from Newport and headed for
the eastern suburbs.

Whistle blowing enthusiastically the Tait set glides effortlessly
through Yarraville station, looking absolutely schmick in the gorgeous
bright winter sunshine:
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It passed through Riversdale and over the tram square about ten
minutes late having stalled on the bank approaching Camberwell
station. By the time the train arrived here the sun was shining
directly at the camera and in shot so it was a challenge to photograph
and presented quite a challenge in post-production to achieve an
acceptable result. Who knows when the next time is that we will see a
Tait on a tram square in Melbourne?
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As the Tait passed I turned and photographed the departing Tait as it
descended the grade towards Willison and the terminus at Alamein - not
a house in sight, just lush green vegetation:
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A very quick reversal at Alamein saw the Tait set on its way back to
Camberwell through the tram square and past its attendant signal box a
minute early:
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Gallery at

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