Historical information

Black and white photograph of CW5 684, route 70 outbound in Batman Ave. Ray Pearson's photo listing dates the photo as 1937. The CW5 tramcar was effectively a W5 tram using Brill 22E bogies or trucks as an economy measure during the mid-1930s. The trams were underpowered, with MMTB No. 15 bogies being fitted in 1956. Most of the louver sashes have been lifted, indicating a hot day.


Yields information about a CW5 class tram and its fitment at the time with Brill 22E trucks.

Physical description

Black and white print with adhesive marks and photographers stamp on the rear.

Inscriptions & markings

Has "R W O Pearson" stamp on the rear.