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Conductors once cried "Tickets Please" in Melbourne, home of the tram! Back in 1855 there were horse-drawn trams, followed by cable-driven trams [1885], then electrified tram network [1906*] + the world's first Tramcar Restaurant in 1983.

* 1889 First Electric Tram Route - Doncaster - Box Hill.




View Event: Australia's First Electric Tram
Australia's First Electric Tram
Tram Road Box Hill
Most people would have thought the first electric tram route would have run down a Melbourne CBD street and are surprised to find that it actually ran between Box Hill and Doncaster. First Electric ..
Australia's First Electric TramAustralia's First Electric Tram
Tram Road


View Event: Ballarat Vintage Tramway & Museum
Ballarat Vintage Tramway & Museum
City of Ballarat Ballarat
The Ballarat Vintage Tramway is operated by the Ballarat Tramway Museum Inc., formed to keep alive the tramway experience that has otherwise disappeared from the streets of Ballarat. The Museum's m ..
Ballarat Vintage Tramway & Museum+61 03 5334 1580Ballarat Vintage Tramway & Museum
City of Ballarat


View Event: Bendigo Tramways
Bendigo Tramways
1 Tramways Avenue, Bendigo
Sit back, relax and let the tram do all the talking.... Be delighted by the wide streetscapes and grand architecture of Bendigo as your tram tells you colourful stories about Bendigo's golden past ..
Bendigo Tramways(03) 5442 2821Bendigo Tramways
1 Tramways Avenue,


View Event: Catching A Tram for Dummies
Catching A Tram for Dummies
Melbourne
Catching a tram in Melbourne is as simple as deciding where you want to go. If your journey is "within the CBD and Docklands", then it's FREE, simply board (get on) any tram at a designated tram st ..
Catching A Tram for DummiesCatching A Tram for Dummies


View Event: City Circle Tram Free | Karachi Style
City Circle Tram Free | Karachi Style
Melbourne
The Melbourne tram decorated Karachi style for the Commonwealth Games will run free on the Melbourne City Circle tram route indefinetly. Vehicles of transport have long been celebrated in the Indus ..
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View Event: City Circle Tram | Free Tourist Tram
City Circle Tram | Free Tourist Tram
Melbourne
The City Circle Tram service provides a free and convenient way to get around central Melbourne. Tourists, shoppers, office workers and families can use the City Circle Tram to travel to major attract ..
City Circle Tram | Free Tourist TramCity Circle Tram | Free Tourist Tram


View Event: Day Trips by Tram
Day Trips by Tram
Melbourne
Some of Melbourne's best day trips are found at the end of the line... All good things must come to an end, as the saying goes, and even Melbourne's much-loved trams run out of track eventually. ..
Day Trips by TramDay Trips by Tram


View Event: Hawthorn Tram Depot
Hawthorn Tram Depot
8 Wallen Road Hawthorn
This iconic building was built for the Hawthorn Tramways Trust (HTT) and opened in 1916. Located at the junction of Power Street and Wallen Road, Hawthorn, it was designed by architect Leonard Fla ..
Hawthorn Tram DepotHawthorn Tram Depot
8 Wallen Road


View Event: History 2006 | 100 Years of Trams
History 2006 | 100 Years of Trams
Melbourne
Yarra Trams is marking an important milestone in the history of the Melbourne tram network. The year 2006 marks 100 years of continuous operation of electric trams. Australia's First Electric ..
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View Event: Market Street Railway | San Francisco
Market Street Railway | San Francisco
Melbourne
Market Street Railway operates a W2 Class Melbourne tram on its F-Market & Wharves line. Market Street Railway is the nonprofit preservation partner of the San Francisco Municipal Railway, the cit ..
Market Street Railway | San Francisco(415) 974-1948Market Street Railway | San Francisco


View Event: Melbourne Cable Trams
Melbourne Cable Trams
Melbourne
Melbourne established cable trams in 1885, and the system grew to 75 km of double track and 1200 cars and trailers, the fourth largest cable system in the world. There is some difficulty in compar ..
Melbourne Cable TramsMelbourne Cable Trams


View Event: Melbourne Tram Museum
Melbourne Tram Museum
Hawthorn Tram Depot - 8 Wallen Road Hawthorn
➲ Every 2nd Saturday
The Melbourne Tram Museum is open on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at Hawthorn Depot. It is home to 21 fully-restored trams including: -:- a 'toast-rack' bodied V-class 1906 (1s .. Melbourne Tram Museum


View Event: Return of Tram Conductors
Return of Tram Conductors
Melbourne
"Fares Please"might be heard again with much talk about the possibility of conductors returning to work on Melbourne's trams. Tram conductors were custodians of Melbourne's soul, replaced by ticke ..
Return of Tram ConductorsReturn of Tram Conductors


View Event: Tram People Down Under | DVD
Tram People Down Under | DVD
Elsternwick
Tram People Down Under is a 160 minute three-part video documentary produced in Melbourne now available on DVD. It is a heart-felt homage to our tramway workers and to the quintessential Melbourne ..
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View Event: Trams | Marvellous Melbourne
Trams | Marvellous Melbourne
Melbourne
The first cable tram in Victoria operated along Flinders Street to Richmond in 1885. Within five years, trams were ferrying people between the city and inner suburbs along 65 kilometres of tram tracks ..
Trams | Marvellous MelbourneTrams | Marvellous Melbourne


View Event: TRAMTACTIC
TRAMTACTIC
Southbank
TRAMTACTIC is an organic non-organisation of people who come together with artist Mick Douglas to undertake art projects in the public domain departing from the potential of tramways. Projects W- ..
TRAMTACTICTRAMTACTIC


View Event: Tramtastic Tours
Tramtastic Tours
See Melbourne with Tramtastic Tours Melbourne
Take an eco friendly Tramtastic Tour on your first day and get a great introduction to Melbourne... by tram! We take you out of the city, where the real action is! Besides seeing great shops, cafe ..
Tramtastic Tours (03) 9939-0789Tramtastic Tours
See Melbourne with Tramtastic Tours


View Event: tramTRACKER
tramTRACKER
Melbourne
Now you can find out when your tram is coming - via the phone. tramTRACKER from Yarra Trams provides six ways to get real-time tram information. CHOOSE YOUR TRAMTRACKER iPhone The ultimate in ..
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View Event: Tramway and Trolleybus Images
Tramway and Trolleybus Images
Melbourne
Sadly this was one of the web pages at GeoCities that is no longer available. It showed images taken since the late 1960's. They show on several pages the evolution of trams in Melbourne, Victoria, ..
Tramway and Trolleybus ImagesTramway and Trolleybus Images


View Event: Tramway Cable Power Houses
Tramway Cable Power Houses
Melbourne
Long before electric trams, Melbourne's trams were powered by underground cables powered from 12 power houses. The lengths of the cables varied from 17,000 feet to 30,000 feet weighing up to 35 ton ..
Tramway Cable Power Houses Tramway Cable Power Houses


View Event: Tramway Museum Society of Victoria
Tramway Museum Society of Victoria
Keysborough
The Tramway Museum Society of Victoria is a voluntary non profit association incorporated under Victorian legislation. Our mission is to ensure the preservation of Victoria's urban tramway heritage ..
Tramway Museum Society of Victoria(03) 9798 6035Tramway Museum Society of Victoria


View Event: Victoria's First Horse-Pulled Tram
Victoria's First Horse-Pulled Tram
Station Street, Fairfield
The first ever horse-pulled tram to run in Victoria was in Station Street, Fairfield. Looking at it today this is quite a surprising thought. There are no tram tracks, and there are no wires overh ..
Victoria's First Horse-Pulled TramVictoria's First Horse-Pulled Tram
Station Street,







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