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Wonderful film - trams in 1929 Liverpool

Wonderful film!

Bustling pavements, human billboards, and Marks and Spencer are all on show as you ride the tram through Liverpool in 1929.

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Melbourne

At the southern tip of Australia sits Melbourne, the country’s second city. Because it sits between the cold Antarctic and the baking heat of the interior, a few degrees change in wind direction can flip the weather quickly between any one of the four seasons. 194 more words

Destinations

Hong Kong - Trams

The cute double-decker trams are another retro ride that we include in every visit to Hong Kong.

The trams are like mobile billboards and, as with the Star Ferries, they are very cheap. 18 more words

Asia

City maps and artifacts (Or: Grote Markt tram tunnel)

Last week Marco and I visited the Grote Markt tram stop for a hidden gem: a 1616 city map recreated in the floor tiles and glass display cases of artifacts uncovered while constructing the tram tunnel. 396 more words

The Hague

3 Reasons Why I Love St. Kilda

It’s been two years since I lived in St. Kilda, the sunny seaside suburb of Melbourne, and lately I’ve been reminiscing about how perfect it is and how lucky I was to be there. 335 more words

Travel

Tram 18, Where Are You?

This article in Rail echnology Magazine is entitled Midland Metro tram shipped to Spain for battery fit-out ahead of OLE-free operation.

It describe how Tram 18 is on its way to Zaragoza to be fitted with lithium-ion batteries, so that the UK’s first battery tram can start running in 2019, after the track is laid to Victoria Square in Birmingham and the railway station in Wolverhampton.

Travel

Tracks

Trams ceased operation in Brisbane in 1969.
These tracks on Old Cleveland Road were constructed in 1948. In use for 21 years, for the 48 years since they have have been a reminder to commuters and residents of an era of transportation long gone and fondly remembered. 6 more words

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