TAN: Tram and light rail gradients in Sydney.
  Mal Rowe

> On Tuesday 9 July 2024 at 10:11:54 UTC+10 Hunslet wrote:


> Doubtless discussed previously, but what were the steepest

> adhesion-only grades on the former Sydney tramway system


No-one asked about Melbourne, and I don't think there is an equivalent grades book for Melbourne.

However, my guess is that the steepest grade in Melbourne is in Gertrude St Fitzroy near the corner of Smith St at 1 in 12.

Image attached.

This curve and grade was one that required a 'pull curve' for the inbound cable trams.

Mal Rowe - who may be able to confirm that by examining the drawings for the tramway in 1955.

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