Historical information

Shows H class tram number 57, east bound in Flinders St with the Flinders Street Railway station in the background. Has a number of horse drawn vehicles in the view along with motor cars and trucks, some of them doing a hook turn. A policeman is on point duty. Photo taken after Flinders St converted to electric trams from cable trams in 1927. Commercial print from a SLV photo.


Yields information about the location, the streetscape and the trams and vehicles in use at the time. Original photo taken from a Rose Series - Southern Cross Series No. 5. See State Library of Victorian Collection - H2011.27D

Physical description

Black and white photograph of Flinders St Station Melbourne, late 1920's with H class tram 57 in the view.

Inscriptions & markings

"RSCP 327" & "C1929" in pencil and "H57" in red ink on rear.