Sunday, April 6, 2008

Lost Electric Tram Lines #5 Moonee Ponds Junction - Moonee Ponds Station

This tiny, short, eeny weeny, itty bitty tram line had as lengthy a life span to equal is track.

Opened in 1906 and puddling up Puckle St from the Moonee Ponds Junction to sit around and look pretty when it reached Moonee Ponds Train Station, this tramline just wasn't appreciated for its beauty and brains by the local traders.

The Puckle St business owners got their knickers in the proverbial twist, believing this innocent tramline effected their businesses in such a negative way that they agitated The Powers That Be until they succeeded in having the line shut down on January 12th, 1924.


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