Saturday, August 06, 2016

Fun Tram

I have featured this before but readers come and go, so here it is again. It is one of Melbourne's old, now retired, Z1 trams decorated by specialist decorators from Karachi in Pakistan, 2:24 I love the way it begins with the pealing bells of St Pauls merging with the music from the sub continent and then at the end as the tram departs we go back to the back to the bells of St Pauls ringing. It operated in 2010 on the free City Circle tram route and was a great success. Yes, we did take a trip. It was great fun and everybody was so happy and smiling.

I was reminded of the video when the other day I came across the ticket we were given when we travelled.



19 comments:

  1. Is it still operating?

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    1. No Diane. It only ran for a few summer months, I think. Last I heard, it was in storage. Pity.

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  2. What fun. When we were in India rather a lot of the trucks and buses were decorated in similar style. And we smiled every time we saw another one.

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    1. EC, I think they also decorate vehicles in a similar manner in the Philippines. While we would not want to see this on our everyday public transport, it is a great novelty.

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    2. what do you mean we would not want to see this on our everyday PT?
      I would! it's cheerful and fabulous.

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    3. River, an analogy if I may. It would be like you having ice cream for every meal.

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    4. ssshh! I do that, almost. Every day at least, but not every meal. And I am trying to cut down.

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  3. That would wake you up after a hard day at the office, they should bring it out of storage.
    Years ago when I worked at British Leylands there was a conductor who told jokes his bus was very popular sometimes he sang songs and the whole bus would sing along it was very uplifting and lots of fun.
    Merle............

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    1. Merle, that was here in Australia? We used to have tram conductors here that at times were fun like that. R worked as a conductor on Sydney buses for a short time when he first arrived in Australia.

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    2. Sad they are no more.
      Merle.........

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  4. We sure need more beautiful art though the world.

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    1. Dora, and art does not have to cost money.

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  5. I love it! I think all of Australia's trams should be decorated like this.
    Hands up, who's with me?

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    1. I am definitely with you.

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    2. It works because it is different.

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  6. it looks original ..

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    1. Perhaps not to a Pakistani, Gosia.

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  7. Wow, bright, cherry, fun!

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  8. Real feel good stuff, Strayer.

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