Physical description

Research Report or Overseas Tour report, Half bound in green and black Rexene with mottled end papers, 222 pages (Gestetner printed single sided), typed report - titled "Report of H.H. Bell Chairman of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board on his overseas trip March - October 1938". Dated 31/1/1939.

He was accompanied by Mr. R. A. Spencer the Board Secretary. Reg Item 3875 indicates that their wives travelled as well with them.

Has an index, notes on his visits to five cities on his voyage to England, visits to 10 UK cities, Berlin, Paris and 12 USA and Canadian cities. Includes notes on buses, gas-producer engines, PCC trams, closure of tramways, technical notes, trolley buses, conversion of Bourke St cable tram routes, overhead, motors, engines and many other topics.

Note pages scanned in particular have reference to Bourke St conversion and driving habits in the UK compared to Melbourne (road hogs).

Inside front cover has a label from "Sands & McDougall Pty Ltd" about the job number and date of binding "6-3-1939"

See Reg Item 3846 for a copy of the report re conversion of the cable tram routes and 3906 for an Oct. 1938 report on the PCC car to the Board.