now that is what I call an "art" tram.
On 4/06/2022 5:27 pm, Mal Rowe wrote:
> As an Australian, I find it a bit hard to get enthused about a distant
> monarch, but the achievement of QE II to last 70 years in the job is
> The Queen (as Princess Elizabeth) was supposed to visit Australia in
> 1952, but went home after the South Africa part of the tour when her
> father died suddenly.
> The 1954 Royal Visit was the first time a reigning monarch visited
> Australia and the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board, headed by
> Major General Robert Risson was determined to celebrate the event in
> The only PCC car was taken off passenger service and adorned with
> celebratory panels. The attached pic is an MMTB official image.
> The Royal standard is the centre piece with the State of Victoria coat
> of arms at left and the monogram of the Melbourne and Metropolitan
> Tramways Board at right.
> Mal Rowe - occasional passenger on the PCC car