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MTOC cable tram dummy No 28


MTOC dummy No 28 being transported to Hawthorn depot (photo courtesy Mike Ryan, Department of Infrastructure)

MTOC dummy No 28 being transported to Hawthorn depot, 8 April 2003. Photograph courtesy Mike Ryan, Department of Infrastructure.

This vehicle is a standard cable tram dummy locomotive. This type of car was the leading car on all cable tramcar sets, and housed the grip, which was used to grasp the moving cable for traction. Over five hundred of these vehicles were imported from New York or built here in Melbourne. The design remained the same from the opening of the cable tram system in 1885 until the closure in 1940.

This tram was completely restored to original condition as a Toorak line cable car for display with No 256, as part of a government funded employment scheme. The restoration was completed in April 2003.

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Last updated 14 April 2003.
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