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HTT No 14 at Burwood terminus, about 1920 (photograph courtesy Burwood History Group)

HTT No 14 at Burwood terminus, about 1920, shortly after the M&MTB takeover (photograph courtesy Burwood History Group)

Feature articles

Below is a selection of papers on aspects of Victorian tramways. Some of these articles were originally published in our regular TMSV newsletter Running Journal.

Victorian tramways
A brief history of the North Melbourne Electric Tramway & Lighting Company
Australia’s first electric tram: the Box Hill to Doncaster tramway
Fares please! An economic history of the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board
Feeding & filling: the story of the Prahran & Malvern Tramways Trust
Footscray: genesis of a local tramway
Geelong tramways — a short history
Hooves and iron: Melbourne’s horse trams
Melbourne:Car Buffing Machines
Northcote: the on-again, off-again cable tramway
VR electric street railways

Trams & tramway technology
1934 — Big issues in Australian tramways
Cable trams: how they work
Electric trams: how they work
Here comes the rain again: Melbourne tram shelters
Keeping time: Bundy clocks in the M&MTB
Lost the groove: tramway rail manufacture in Australia
‘Mind the curve!’
Tramway level crossings in Victoria

Melbourne tramway identities
Bent by name, bent by nature
Francis Boardman Clapp: transport entrepreneur
George Smith Duncan: tramway engineer
The Sir Robert Risson era: an enduring legacy

The role of trams in our social history
James Henry Harvey: a motorman’s Gallipoli journey
Melbourne tramways: union vs management
Trams on the silver screen: Malcolm
Victoria’s tramway heritage
Wattle Park: a tramway tradition
Women in the tramways

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Last updated 16 May 2007.
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