Thursday, April 3, 2008

Horse Drawn Trams #1 Fairfield, Melbourne's First Horse Drawn Tram

At Fairfield Station on January 10th, 1885, those interested in buying land found themselves in for a treat - Melbourne's first tramway was ready to be boarded.

Operated under horse power, the equine tram was solely to convey potential land owners northwards from the Fairfield train station approx. 1 mile to C.H James' land sales at Thornbury in a double-decker tram.

With cable trams beginning operations in 1891 the old dobbin-drawn tram clopped along Station St to Thornbury no more.


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