Trams of Australia

Type C

(Straight roof combination car - 'Desert Gold')
Nos: 171 - 190
Introduced: 1918
Withdrawn: 1954
Electrics: 2 x 50hp GE 202 motors, magnetic track brakes
Size: 34ft x 8ft 11in
Seating/Crush load: 40/102

These trams were very fast cars which were used to compete with unlicensed private (known as pirate) buses in the 1920s. They were named after a successful New Zealand racehorse of the time.

Preserved type C trams
No. 186 may be found at the Australian Electric Transport Museum.

[12] Thanks to John C Radcliffe for the information presented here.