Sun, 08 Oct 2006
100 years of Electric trams — Woot! // at 23:59
Ok, it does sound very nerdish! Today was the 100th anniversary of the first electric tram becoming operational in Melbourne — there'd been cable-trams running before 1906.
Thoughts on riding the tandem in to Docklands evaporated in the rain and howling wind, so public transport was used to go and see the public transport — a train in to the city, then nearly blown backwards as we struggled our way from Spencer Street station (that I refuse to call Southern Cross station) down to Docklands for a bit of tram-spotting.
There was a band and a marquee, and a dozen trams or so. Nothing too spectacular really, over half the trams on display are ones that you can see on the road any day of the week, only the oldest models seemed interesting — except to the enthusiast I guess.