Monday, November 04, 2013

Shiny New Thing

I was looking for the Shiny New Thing in the city using Tram Tracker. Ah, damn, diverted because of horses walking down Swanston Street. Massive inconvenience to me in many ways. I left the city on an errand and returned a couple of hours later to find two Shiny New Things were running together, but only one taking passengers. I took a short ride. Truthfully, I was underwhelmed, as were most people on the Shiny New Thing who did not even realise  they were on a shiny new thing.

Here comes the new E Class tram 6002.


Underwhelmed passengers


Bye bye to the Shiny New Thing.


Ah, here close behind is the other Shiny New Thing, 6001. The two new trams are the first of an order of 50 trams.


13 comments:

  1. Hmmm, very shiny and nice, though I will probably get to ride on it in 2015!

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    1. Yes Fen, you hate the things.

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  2. Well I'm very impressed with them from your photos.

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    1. The ride is nice and smooth Fun60, much better than the French and last German crap we imported.

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  3. Shiny and new, but doesn't look very well designed for people with ducks' disease.

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    1. I think you will find it is FC. So you are the one who who is catered for that makes us stoop over to read Myki machines.

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    2. LOL - and stands on other people's toes trying to balance every time the vehicle stops or starts.

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    1. You will get some within about five years, I think Grace.

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  5. I love shiny new things!

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    1. Bling Mitchell, you like bling.

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  6. They do LOOK nice, let's see how they stand up to an Aussie summer.

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    1. Interesting point River, given that your first new trams had to have a very expensive upgrade to their inadequate air con systems. Our German Siemens trams are woefully inadequate but it seems not to the degree where people faint, like they did on yours, and so are not being upgraded. The government tells us that these trams have air con designed for Australian conditions, so they should be ok.

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