Adelaide H class 351

 
  alcoworldseries Deputy Commissioner

Location: Auburn
H 351, did a late night test trip from Morphettville depot to at least City West last night/early am this morning, the trip was a shake down after overhaul, one other car still under overhaul, the footage I saw it looks like new, a credit to the team that perfomed the overhaul.

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  BillD Chief Train Controller


Crossing Morphett Rd after leaving the depot after the last service tram:


At stop 12 before commencing brake tests between Stops 12 & 11. A few runs were undertaken, including a brief return to the depot to verify that all was well in the braking department:


On Stop 6 above South Rd:


She then continued to the Entertainment Centre, returning to the depot around 3am.

As "alcoworldseries" says, the tram is a credit to all involved.

Bill.

  Halo Chief Train Controller

I want to see these beautiful old trams back in service for those weekend trips again. why spend all that money doing them up, and OK installing chopper gear, (I do kind of miss the GE steps though), just to have them sit there and rot.
  BillD Chief Train Controller

20th July 2013,

I was in Glenelg this morning and luckily had time to grab my camera as H-Type 351 was crossing Brighton Road.
I didn't see it again on-track so I assume that it was on its way back to Glengowrie depot.

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  SAR520SMBH Train Controller

I also saw H class 351 yesterday morning. I was waiting at the Entertainment Centre stop at around 05:50 hrs for a tram to go to work in the city when I saw the old girl trundle in and stop.
There was about 6 or 7 employees on the tram and they all got off, had a quick chat, took some photos with different employees sitting in the drivers seat then they all got on board and headed back too the depot.
I must admit, I do miss seeing the H class along the line and 351 did look a picture after all the work that has been done to her.
  BillD Chief Train Controller
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Thanks for posting the pics BillD, she looks a treat!

Lets hope she sees some regular runs.
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
Great photos BillD

Am I correct to understand that this H class has gone over the new bridge that I thought was supposed to stop the H class from running?

It would be great to see the H class running tourist services again.
  nscaler69 Deputy Commissioner

Location: There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
It appears the Tram Fairy has granted your wish, H-Class tram to return to the Glenelg to Adelaide tramline.

Adelaide Now: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/hclass-tram-to-return-to-the-glenelg-to-adelaide-tramline/story-fni6uok5-1226686782939

Edit link fixed to work, sorry about that.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
It appears the Tram Fairy has granted your wish, H-Class tram to return to the Glenelg to Adelaide tramline.

Adelaide Now: H-Class tram to return to the Glenelg to Adelaide tramline
"nscaler69"

Your link doesn't work nscaler69 Sad
But from todays Sunday Mail (page 4!) a story on the return of the H class "Red Rattler"
In short the H class will make two return trips each Sunday throughout August as a trial.

Departing Glenelg at 11am and 1pm, Departing The Entertainment Centre at 12 noon and 2pm on Sundays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of August.

Passengers will be asked for a Gold coin donation to offset running costs.
A special "heritage style" ticket will be issued.

Chloe Fox was quoted ... "If the trial proves successful, we will look at making this a more permanent arrangement"

EDIT: paper says 24th but sunday is the 25th
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Presumably your 24th should be the 25th. I will be in town for the SA Convention on the 31st - hopefully the early August trips will go so well that the trial will be extended at least another week.  It would be pleasant to ride down to the Bay in an H class again - even without the trolley wheel!
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Presumably your 24th should be the 25th. I will be in town for the SA Convention on the 31st - hopefully the early August trips will go so well that the trial will be extended at least another week.  It would be pleasant to ride down to the Bay in an H class again - even without the trolley wheel!
"duttonbay"


The paper says the 24th ! Which is of course a saturday, Oh Well another print "error"  

You can always ride a H class with a trolley wheel out at the AEM at St Kilda
I'm not sure if 409 still lurks on Railpage, but a PM to him would be advisable to see if they will be running a H class on the particular sunday you wish to visit.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

You can always ride a H class with a trolley wheel out at the AEM at St Kilda
"Pressman"

Went out to St Kilda last year. Had a most enjoyable day, but the H class wasn't running.  Although my wife came with me last year, I know she would consider a trip to Glenelg as a *tourist attraction* whereas AEM she would call a *railfan activity* (although not necessarily in those words). Smile
  nscaler69 Deputy Commissioner

Location: There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
I fixed the link that I posted. Sorry about that.
  witsend Chief Commissioner

Location: Front RH Seat of a School Bus
The return of a heritage red rattler tram attracted hundreds to Glenelg, boosting Jetty Rd trade  

HUNDREDS TURNED OUT FOR THE the return of a heritage "red rattler" tram service at Glenelg ON Sunday, boosting weekend trade at the Jetty Rd precinct.

A 1929 H-Class tram ran the Glenelg to Hindmarsh route as part of a State Government trial to gauge its popularity.
The tram will leave each Sunday throughout August from Glenelg at 11am and 1pm, and from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre at noon and 2pm.
The tram's first run attracted 75 passengers, mostly young families and tram and heritage enthusiasts.
Jetty Road development manager Linda Johnson said it was brilliant to see hundreds turn out to ride the tram.
"It would be great to have it year-round so we could keep up that kind interest,'' she said.
"There is a lot of nostalgia associated with the tram, so we are confident people will take a trip down memory lane and use the service, and then spend some time in the precinct."

Mamma Carmela Café owner Rosemarie Basheer labelled the move as a "great tourist drawcard".
"I expect lots of people are going to be interested in coming down here to take a trip, who might not otherwise have done so," Mrs Basheer said in the lead-up to the tram's return.
"Hopefully they will spend some time at the Bay and on Jetty Rd and come and eat and drink, or shop.
"Winter is quiet, so the return of the tram will help boost trade during this traditionally quieter period.
"If people come in droves, we might have to consider putting on extra staff."
A spokesman for Transport Services Minister Chloe Fox said if the trial was successful, the tram could continue beyond August.
He said the tram's first outing would be monitored to determine how to best cater to demand.
"Each trip will be one-way only and there will only be four trips each day," he said.
"Passengers will be able to take the regular tram service back to their destination or reboard on a later heritage tram service.
"If the tram is at capacity, it will run a 'set down only' service, which means it will only stop at stations where people wish to alight.
"However, if there is capacity for additional passengers, the tram will stop at all stations," he said.
The spokesman said the tram had seating for 64 people and standing room for a maximum of 30, but numbers would be limited to 75 "to allow people to better enjoy the journey".
The trip was expected to take about one hour.

Link: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/west-beaches/the-return-of-a-heritage-red-rattler-tram-attracted-hundreds-to-glenelg-boosting-jetty-rd-trade/story-fni9llx9-1226691383873

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