Three points come to mind. TfNSW reckoned that grass tracks would be impractical for the 'new' light rail. Obviously they hadn't see or heard that the Sydney Tramways needed flamethrower cars to keep the weeds down!
Next there was a shot of one R class (or R1) towing another on the way to the works. Both had their trolley poles up. Was the second car being driven or towed dead? If dead, why was the pole up?
And the remarkable strength of the P class cars with their bodywork surviving after being rolled over several times leads me to consider that the alleged weakness of the body on the PR1 cars after cutting through a centre aisle, and plating in the sides was a furphy to cover that doing this conversion would have meant keeping a good tramway system a lot longer when all they wanted to do was to get rid of it.
On 12/10/2021 7:03 pm, Greg Sutherland wrote:
> Some weeks back there was discussion on this group re the 'bus in the hole".
> Here is a relevant video with extra goodies.
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