Historic – Bogie or eight wheel tramcar, fitted with a type of bogie known as a maximum traction – one motor each bogie. Although built in 1913 for Melbourne, when operated in Ballarat, was considered as a “modern” tramcar compared to the four wheelers. Retained and recently repainted in the final form of these trams when used for public transport in Ballarat. Was the official “last tram” in Ballarat when it ran from Sebastopol on Sunday 19 September 1971.
Technical – Maximum traction bogie tram that underwent only minor modifications from that time when it operated in Melbourne.
Social – The official “last Ballarat Tram”.
Provenance - well known through various reference books and documents.
Rarity – One of two of this type of tram still in working order in Victorian Museums.
Representativeness – Representative of the typical Ballarat bogie tram that operated from 1945 to 1971 in Ballarat.
Condition-Integrity – remains in operable condition. Has recently been repainted by the BTM with further mechanical / electric work completed.
Interpretive Potential – shows the form and colour scheme of Ballarat’s bogie trams at the time of closure and will be shortly available for use in Wendouree Parade for visitor hands on experience.