Trams of Australia

L class

Nos: 122, 140 - 288, 294, 296 - 392, 394 - 395 (250 cars)
Introduced: 1906 - 1910?
Withdrawn: Converted (again!) to L/P type, 1918 - 1930
Electrics: 2 x 60 hp motors
Size: length 11.75 m
Seating/Crush load: ??/??

Seating capacity of the F-class trams was increased substantially by converting the external longitudinal seats to crossbench style. But this was not considered enough capacity, and the trams were again converted, this time to an all crossbench design, called L/P.

[Link to picture of trams converted to L class] (The "photo above" referred to in the caption is this one).

Preserved L-class trams
Are there any?

L/P class

[Link to picture of L/P class tram] [16]

Nos: 122, 140 - 288, 294, 296 - 392, 394 - 395 and 1 ex-N-class (251 cars)
Introduced: 1918-1930
Withdrawn: early 1950s
Electrics:2 x 50hp motors
Size: length 12.45 m
Seating/Crush load: 70/70?

Not satisifed with the re-build of F-class as L-class, the trams were re-rebuilt to resemble the new P-class, but with seating for 70 people. There were 250 of these trams. One extra was created by re-building a fire-damaged N-class tram.

Preserved L/P-class trams

[9] Thanks to Greg Sutherland for the L class picture.

[16] Thanks to Ian Stevens and the Sydney Tramway Museum for the L/P class picture.