Beaufort bombers under construction at Chullora workshops. The aluminium bodied 600 and 900 DMU railcars used the same construction techniques and were built in the same shops :
Also, tanks were built in the Water Supply Workshops, later the Apprentice Training College (where I started) , now a TAFE :
> On 29 Mar 2023, at 14:39, TP historyworks@...> wrote:
> The railway and tramway workshops in Sydney did the same during WW2.
> Tony P
> On Wednesday, 29 March 2023 at 14:08:45 UTC+11 Mal Rowe wrote:
> On 29/03/2023 11:55, Mark Skinner wrote:
> > ... there ought to be a lot more support for the design and
> > construction of trams, trains, buses locally as part of a reconsidered
> > approach to defence.
> I won't engage in the speculation about China, but this comment from
> Mark lines up with some research that Warren Doubleday and I are doing
> on the impact of WW2 on the MMTB.
> Once war broke out, the MMTB turned over their workshops for war
> production while still maintaining their tram and bus fleets.
> They also manufactured spare parts for buses as they were not able to be
> In addition they built 54 new trams and 144 bus bodies during WW2.
> An article in the Melbourne Tram Museum's "Bellcord" magazine describes
> the construction of what I called the 'emergency tramways' during that
> See: https://www.hawthorntramdepot.org.au/downloads/bellcord/bc-042.pdf https://www.hawthorntramdepot.org.au/downloads/bellcord/bc-042.pdf
> Mal Rowe - learning from history
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