Historic – Tram built for the developing eastern suburbs of Melbourne in 1916, but became surplus to needs in Melbourne and sold to Ballarat in 1930 to replace by then the worn out ESCo trams. The four wheel tram is synonymous with Ballarat serving the city and its community from 1930 until 1971. It was converted to operate in Ballarat for one man operation, with doors on each side of both ends. Reconverted to an open form by the BTM to represent the late ESCo era when the trams were received from Melbourne.
Technical – allows comparison with other Ballarat trams that underwent modifications for service in Ballarat, being in its as delivered form.
Social – One of the fleet of four wheelers that served Ballarat.
Provenance – known in detail – see Fleet Register sheet.
Rarity – One of small number of similar trams in Australian tramway museums.
Representativeness - It is a very good example of its type.
Condition-Integrity – remains in operable condition.
Interpretive Potential – shows the form and colour scheme of Ballarat Trams in the early 1930’s and can be used in Wendouree Parade for visitor hands on experience.