Yuri and all there is a bit of a story about that Dorcas St shelter. Back
when South Melbourne/Hanna St was an all night depot there was a problem
with trammies getting into big card games in the mess room to the point
where some were losing big time. The Tramways Board then kicked the card
players out of the mess whereupon they decamped up the shed and then having
been moved on off M&MTB premises altogether they scooped up seat cushions
and moved to the Dorcas St. shelter. Dunno what happened after that, except
that there was always a sign up in the messroom. "Gambling on the Board's
Premises is strictly prohibited". The card games continued but only for
peanuts and when the all night trams finished up in I think the late '50s
South Melbourne was no longer a 24 hour depot. The shed was staffed 24
hours though, I think because R10 the breakdown truck was based there.
Regards to all TDUs,
On Thu, 12 May 2022 at 19:06, Yuri Sos trams4me@...> wrote:
> Continuing on from previous Park Street post (have had to pull multiple
> shifts at work due to staff coming down with covid hence delay in following
> up posts).
> The current "Stop 20: Park Street". Z3.158 outbound as B2.2006 inbound.
> (2,400 x 1500 2.46MB)
> Having completed my coverage of the Park Street stop pre-upgrade, I walked
> back to my car. The sun was hidden behind clouds but a weird yellow light
> lit up the scene which made the autumn foliage just SO much golder (is that
> a word?). Here's an inbound Z3.172 on route 16 in St Kilda Road
> approaching Dorcas Street with a former tram stop waiting room on the right:
> (2,400 x 1500 2.87MB)
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