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Cable Tram - John Stephenson & Co., New York, 1885 Object 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
Discipline: Technology
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.

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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

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