|Tram No. 17
Tram No. 19
Tram No. 21
Tram No. 25
|Tram No. 30
Tram No. 44
Tram No. 45
Tram No. 84
|Tram No. 369
Tram No. 808
Tram No. 880
|Tram No. 918
Tram No. 976
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Pictured left: Bendigo hosts the Council of Tramways Museums of Australasia Conference in 1994.
For many years, there has been some conjecture among Australian tramway enthusiasts regarding the building dates of MESC Geelong Birneys #s 14 and 15. Recently, noted Birney tram researcher and author of "The Birney Car" (view an on-line copy http://streetcars.telcen.com/) - Harold E Cox - was able to verify the building dates of these trams.
Mr Cox provided the following commentary regarding these trams:
"The dates given on the list in the Birney book are the promised delivery dates as listed in the Company order book. For order 21863, Brill showed an order date of 2 August 1923 and a promised delivery date of 31 December 1923, which was the date that I listed. For the most part, Brill met their dates. For overseas shipments, however, this appears to have indicated when the cars left the Brill shop, not when they arrived at their new home. While this would not be a significant problem for domestic orders, a considerable amount of time would elapse while a ship found its way from Philadelphia to New Zealand. Brill would not let an order for cars lie around for five months before completing it. Delays of this length took place only during World War I. By 1923, they were meeting their deadlines pretty consistently. It is my considered opinion, therefore, that the cars were finished on time during 1923 and shipped at the end of the year, arriving in Australia in 1924."
Mr Cox's research also included the other Bendigo Birney trams - now Bendigo #s 28, 30 and 302 and AETM, Adelaide #303.
In response to a query regarding the order and completion dates of these trams he says; "Brill order 22154 was purchased through Noyes Brothers for the Adelaide Tramway Company. The order was placed on 22 December 1924 and the promised delivery date (probably at the Philadelphia docks) was 31 March 1925."
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