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No. 1 cable tram


On Monday 11 November 1885, the No. 1 cable tram inaugurated Melbourne’s first tram service, running along Bridge Road, Richmond, and Flinders Street, terminating at Spencer Street. By 1891, Melbourne had built one of the world’s largest cable-tramway networks.Explore this Object 
The No. 1 cable tram was one of 20 tramcar sets imported from New York. Later sets were built in Melbourne to a similar design.
Detail of the No. 1 cable tram ‘dummy’ carr (1885)

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