Brisbane Tramways tram No. 24, Paddington to Bulimba route, ca. 1906

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Where: Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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When: 01 January 1906

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Creator: Unidentified.

Location: Brisbane, Queensland.

Description: Possibly a Standard Combination tram, more popularly referred to as a 'matchbox'
Probably Bally Richter. (Description supplied with photograph)

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    • 11/Apr/2022 11:19:44

    Unlike many other systems, Brisbane never adopted an alphabetical or numerical system for classifying its trams (cf Melbourne trams), preferring instead to use official descriptions, such as "standard center aisle car", or "drop-center saloon car". Horse trams single deck saloon single deck crossbench double deck - open top deck, lower saloon California Combination Combination tram in Racecourse Road, Ascot Officially referred to as "Standard Combination" trams, but more popularly referred to as "matchboxes". They had a central 4 window saloon with 2 tip-over cross-bench seats on each end platform. There were 62 trams in this class, built between 1897 and 1904, with the last one withdrawn from passenger service in 1952. Two, (nos 14 and 15), were converted into "scrubber" cars (track maintenance cars). Several were used as advertising cars, with 47 and 53 being used as one-man cars on the Gardens shuttle route. Source: