I've just received permission from Bryan Blanchard, of the Pleasant Point Museum & Railway, to put his photos of trams at Ferrymead near Christchurch on the blog. Thanks, Bryan!
As always -- I welcome comments, additional information and corrections from tram enthusiasts. The more info, the better.
W2.224 which was part of the Melbourne fleet, not sure if it is the same tram, though.
Tram 152 & trailer - normally used in the city circle.
This is Brisbane's two-bogie drop-centre tram, although it has much in common with Sydney's toastrack L/P trams. The first to be introduced was No. 231 ...At first, despite their weight, the trams were equipped only with hand brakes; air brakes were a late refinement. Later, air brakes were fitted to hand-braked models in reverse order. This process got as far as tram No. 276 before it stopped.
Restored Christchurch No. 1.