Historical information

Photo of a cable tram set - at the corner of Swanston and Bourke St. The saloon trailer is possibly No. 162 and is lettered for the Collingwood and Clifton Hill route. The grip car is yet to be fitted with staunchions on its sides or destination signs. In the background is the Leviathan store, Simons Hotel and Coles Book Arcade.

Photo possibly soon after the line opened on 10-8-1887.


Yields information about cable trams in Bourke St.

Physical description

Black and white photograph on paper.

Inscriptions & markings

"Bourke & Swanston Mel" in bottom right hand corner.