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Cable Tram - John Stephenson & Co., New York, 1885 Reg. No: ST 029013
- Tram no. 1 of the Melbourne cable tram system consisting of a dummy (grip car) and trailer car. Made by John Stephenson & Co., New York, 1885. Includes piece of track.
- Cable Tram Grip Car, it is the forward part of the cable tram that gripped the cable. Made from metal and wooden frame with roof and seats. Dummy-length 4.8m. Weight 2.9 tonnes trailer-length 6.7m. Weight 2.5 tonnes.
The List of parts: Dummy or 'Grip Car', Trailer, Cable, Pulley wheel, 3 Tracks, Grip and a Leather strap located ME9
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board (MMTB), 1940
|Dimensions:||316 cm (Height), 230 cm (Width), 1250 cm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||These include both trailer and 'dummy' cars, individually, Trailer Car: L 750; W 200; H 300 cm; and 'Dummy' or Grip Car: L 490; W 230; H 316 cm.Height does not include grip mechanism extending below track level when fitted to 'Dummy' Car.|
|Tagged with:||cable trams, trams|
|Themes this item is part of:||Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||RAIL TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Cable Tramways|
|Tertiary Classification:||tram cars|
|Manufacturer:||John Stephenson & Co, New York, New York State, United States of America, 1885|