Brisbane Tramways tram in depot

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Where: Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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When: 01 January 1905

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland.

Description: TELL5547: Stepless car 301 built by J G Brill & Co 1912, in service 1914. New York style of car meant for use on proposed interurban lines that never eventuated. Nicknamed "Big Lizzie" and scrapped 1935 due to weight, ground clearance issues and non-standard.design. Shown unnumbered in Countess St depot of the Brisbane Tramways Company when new 1914. (Sources - Destination Valley Second Edition 1964 Brisbane Tramway Museum archives. M Topp 12/10/2020. (lp 12/10/2020).

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    vesna0103

    • 11/Apr/2022 11:27:03

    Stepless Car Stepless car No. 301 Known as "big Lizzie", also sometimes referred to as a "New York type tram", tram 301 was intended to be the first of a fleet of inter-urban trams. It was built by JG Brill Company in 1912 and imported in 1914. It was unusual for a Brill stepless car in that it was partially made of timber, rather than the normal all-metal construction. It was the first fully enclosed tram in Brisbane. Heavy and troubled by poor road clearance, it usually only saw service on the West End – Ascot line and was withdrawn from service in 1935. Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trams_in_Brisbane