Douglas Beath, Tasmania wrote:
"George Murray queries work on a
tram at a running depot. I cannot claim any knowledge of depot practices,
but I query what work is being done.
All I see is both lifeguards
removed from under the platforms. Lifeguards were somewhat delicate
wooden-slatted affairs and exposed to damage. Perhaps running depots did
repair their light and regular damage, to avoid transferring cars to
Also, I suggest only light work
on the photographed car because the trolley seems to be on the overhead
wire. For heavy or electrical work, the car's power would surely be
isolated by tying down the trolley.
Alternatively, as ex-cable car 81
was scrapped in 1932, perhaps it was already out of service and its
lifeguards had been stripped off for use elsewhere. Its destination blind
has also gone.
Burnie, Tasmania, Australia: January 17, 2007