John Withers (1934-)

A well known and colourful Melbourne tramway identity, John Withers, is not
travelling well in September 2021. In more recent times, John has been
actively involved at the Haddon tram museum. Earlier, he was a stalwart of
the AETA (Australian Electric Traction Association) Victorian Division.

John was known to drive a blue Land Rover which he used to tow Ballarat
trams (allocated to the BTPS) from the SEC depot to near what is now known
as "depot junction". His late mother often accompanied him on these

John's family was involved in the well-known Heidelberg (art) School.

Like some other tram enthusiasts of the era, John chose never to wear at
tie. Accordingly, he was often an apology at convention dinners and the

I understand John, although not travelling well, in comfortable in
residential care. He is 87.

Paul in Melbourne