I happened to be at the Food Store and noted great excitement as a W rolled into the terminus....... reversed and promptly rolled out again, much to the audible disappointment of the waiting passengers from the cruise ship. The tram following the W was perhaps an even more unusual visitor to Beacon Cove - a Bigbino (Ws on test and training runs are not uncommon visitors to Beacon Cove). A quick dash home to grab my son's camera and a sprint back to Beacon Cove to catch the unusual D2.5009 about to depart Beacon Cove for an even more unusual destination: "City 101 Collins St". The "Diamond Princess" is visible in the background. (But shouldn't the route number be "109a"?)
And here's a thought for Yarra Trams: how about a couple of Ws, say a CC one and a green one to roll down to Beacon Cove for the cruise ships and run them to say 101 Collins Street? Just pick a green one without rotting wood. This would be a great ad for Melbourne and attract a great deal of interest. Add a few YT people on board to describe sights of Melbourne that can be visited by tram in the 15 minute journey into town. In the afternoon/evening the passengers can then catch a modern plastic caterpillar back to Beacon Cove.
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