Trams of Australia

Type G

(Birney Safety Cars)
Nos: 301 - 304
First introduced: 1925
Last withdrawn: 1935
Electrics: 2 x 25hp GE 264 motors
Size: length 8.54 m
Seating/Crush load: 32/80

Four Birney cars were imported by the Adelaide Municipal Tramways Trust (MTT) to operate the isolated Port Adelaide system, until they were sold in 1936 to the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, which operated them on its Geelong system. They were transferred to Bendigo in 1947, 9 years before the closure of the Geelong system.

Preserved Adelaide Birney cars
All these cars are preserved and operating:

[7] Thanks to Tim Blythman for much of the information on this page.

[10] Thanks to Bill Winn for corrections to the Bendigo tramways fleet details

[12] Thanks to John Radcliffe for additional details.