Saturday, April 12, 2008

Lost Cable Tram Lines #7 Toorak

The Toorak cable line swung into action on February 15, 1889 and swept the grand masses along its route until October 1st, 1926 a mere 4 months shy of its 38th birthday.

Beginning at the intersection of Domain and St Kilda Rds, the cable tram would majestically canter along Domain Rd, past the green splendor of Domain Gardens and gently swing to the right into Park St.

The short trip along Park St would come to an end when Toorak Rd was reached where a waltz to the left would find the passengers pacing themselves along the thoroughfare until Irving Rd was attained.

For an idea of what it looked like click HERE, and for an interior view of the engine house - located on the corner of Toorak Rd and Chapel St- click HERE.

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