On 21/11/2023 00:02, Peter Bruce wrote:
> Matthew and all, when I was a trammie in Melbourne [1966-77] St.
> George's Rd which carried routes 9, 10 and 11 had both inbound and
> outbound tracks in the outbound and as I recall unmarked carriageway.
> Travelling inbound was downright hairy and occasionally lethal
> especially on Friday and Saturday nights. I never had a head on
> collision on that section but that was more by luck than my good
Yes - a different world in terms of road / tram standards.
There's a pic of mine at: https://tdu.to/i/7219
Another very risky bit of roadside track was Sturt St West in Ballarat.
Trams moved out into the roadway (which was the western highway!) on the
There is a rather stunning image by Andrew Cook at https://tdu.to/i/78993
Mal Rowe - who survived driving in that era