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Bendigo trams
« on: March 27, 2016, 04:30:02 PM »


Published on 27 Jul 2013

The Bendigo Tramways have been in operation since June 1890. From that time, the citizens of Bendigo have experienced battery, steam and electric traction as the principal modes of propulsion for their trams. Over the years, the Bendigo Tramways have been owned by various operators who adopted different corporate identities.
The tramway operators' identities and the periods during which they had control of daily tram services were:
The Sandhurst and Eaglehawk Electric Tramway Company Ltd 14th June 1890 to 23rd September 1890 battery
The Bendigo Tramways Company Limited 1st February 1892 to June 1902 steam
The Electric Supply Company of Victoria 15th April 1903 to 30th June 1934 electric
The State Electricity Commission of Victoria 30th June 1934 to 16th April 1972 electric
The Bendigo Trust 9th December 1972 to present electric
Despite these varied names, to most people, the tramways at Bendigo were simply known as the Bendigo Tramways - a name that has endured right up to the present day.

On 11th September 1972, the State Government of Victoria granted The Bendigo Trust permission to operate a Vintage 'Talking' Tram tourist service between the Central Deborah Gold Mine in Violet Street, through Bendigo and on to the Bendigo Joss House Temple at North Bendigo. Since then, the Trust has continued to maintain and operate the tramway and as of 16 October 2010 has now been custodian of the tramways longer than any other operator.
For more info see http://www.bendigotramways.com/
« Last Edit: July 25, 2017, 05:36:11 AM by ozbob »
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Re: Bendigo trams
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2016, 04:32:38 PM »
I visited Bendigo December 2014 some more pics > http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=11008.msg150726#msg150726

About to depart Bendigo, 12.30pm SC service




Bendigo Santa Tram



Tram 84 - went for a ride on this unit, built 1917 orginally for Prahran & Malvern tramways


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Re: Bendigo trams
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 05:36:31 AM »
https://twitter.com/laura_miles/status/888943505393012736
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