Friday, April 15, 2011

Mystery Tram

For those of you with knowledge of Melbourne's tram system and route 67 to Carnegie in particular, this tram display and location may seem a little puzzling. More later. Photo by Noel Reed. You can tell me where the photo is taken or what the tram destination is about if you like.

15 comments:

  1. Would I be far wrong mentioning the 96?

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  2. Yep, route 96 terminus.

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    1. Just came across your blog today;
      FYI - until c.1920, City to Glenhuntly was route 4. Route 67 used to be Caulfield to St. Kilda Beach (Acland Street), as seen in this picture. The tram photographed here is a depression-era model, built with parts from scrapped trams that themselves were built before the First World War. Due to problems with these particular tramcars, they were prohibited from working into the City, hence the cross-suburban line; all were up-graded in the late 1950s, and survived in regular operation until the 1990s.

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    2. Thanks. Good info.

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  4. Acland Street! aww ... nostalgia from out here in the gum trees, where I have to sit outside to get a signal, but am so close to kangaroos, that if I shouted they would hop away. who would have thunk one could miss Acland Street?

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  5. The Eden must have been a dance venue. It was Big Mouth cafe last time I was there.
    And that street level milliner is Herta Maria Neuhaus.

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  6. Thank you Abby. Your subtlety is appreciated.

    Brownie, not seen you for a while. You don't have to stray far from the highrise to have to sit outside to get a signal. You are fortunate to have one at all there.

    Ann, that is what I guessed about Eden. I think below were just shops. The must be a whole generation of St Kildaians who don't know where Coles and assorted shops was a thriving market. Do you remember the market? See what history there is in tram photos? A milliner captured. Maybe her? grandchildren will find mention of the shop here. Still Big Mouth last time I was there. I used to go there quite often on my own for a snack and coffee. It was patchy. Big Mouth had the upstairs too. In a 'mind fog' R myself and a dyke/'brothel receptionist' friend ate upstairs. I can't remember anything about the night except we laughed, laughed and laughed some more. My memory is clear that the night did not end up in a threesome. She was a true professional.

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  7. ooh ooh, it's outside The Eden *nods*

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  8. You are far too young Fen.

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  9. *waves hello* I'm Tracey - an Aussie friend of Dina's...I'm the one she has come and stayed with in Tasmania and we went to Hawaii together and spent time in Sydney. So now that the connection is out of the way...
    The 67 Tram...my tram. The tram I could catch from Glen Huntly (the corner of Glen Huntly Road and Grange Road to be precise out the front of the Post Office - which is no longer I believe). I would catch it to the city, I'd catch it to school at some point, and I'd catch it to go to Elsternwick - the days of Countdown where we would go and star spot or be audience members.

    I dont' think this is Acland Street..as the 67 never went there unless it used to pre 1970s. My guess is that it is Elsternwick.

    The old 67 tram gives me so many wonderful wonderful memories of my earlier life.

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  10. I just reread the post. It is Acland St isn't it? It 'looks' like Acland Street. hmmm..why is the 67 there?

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  11. Hi Tracey. Northern Tassie isn't it? I didn't realise you were a Victorian bolter. It certainly is Acland Street. I haven't quite finished the second related post, maybe tomorrow.

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  12. Yes, I'm in Launceston, soon to be Melbourne again. I can't wait to show Dina around my home stomping ground (I grew up in Carnegie)

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  13. It will be great for Dina to have someone to show her and her family around.

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