The trucks we got are 77E Mitsubishi Brill pattern.
We got 4 from Kagoshima in 1989 - two are under FMT 29; 2 are under WAGT 66.
In 2023 we got 4 from Hiroshima, two likely to go under WAGT 130, the other
two not allocated yet, but perhaps FMT 36 or WAGT 35 (Ex KMT 16).
That is still to be determined.
I am not sure, but I don't know that we'll ever be able to get more; the
owners of them still have a use for them.
Cheers Bob in Perth
From: 'Mick Duncan' via TramsDownUnder tramsdownunder@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TramsDownUnder] Re: Launch of VR 41 at Ballarat
There are 76E trucks that were 1 motor,looked very similar
Did you get any of these from Japan?
On 7/11/2023 9:08 am, Bob Pearce wrote:
> Hi all,
> Mal, very timely article for TDU. I am preparing an article about the
> Brill 77E trucks PETS imported from Japan, so this will be a handy
> Are you able to tell if these were 4 motor trucks - the picture seems
> to indicate that?
> Bob in Perth
> -----Original Message-----
> tramsdownunder@...> On Behalf Of Mal Rowe
> Sent: Monday, November 6, 2023 7:02 PM
> Subject: Re: [TramsDownUnder] Re: Launch of VR 41 at Ballarat
> On 06/11/2023 21:11, 'Mick Duncan' via TramsDownUnder wrote:
>> I love working on their trams,esp 77E trucks
>> Cheers, Mick, BTM Tram Mechanic
> An impressive truck in the eyes of the VR ,P&MTT, Adelaide and
> Christchurch, but failed to get long term 'traction' in Australia & NZ.
> It was a success to the extent of long term copying in Japan - mostly
> in a two motor form.
> Mal Rowe - waiting for the forthcoming Bellcord article on Melbourne's
> W class trams
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