Clifton Pugh Transporting Art tram 504 - Preston Workshops 1978.
Photo courtesy of the Public Transport Corporation No. 5283.
Clifton Pugh on board his tram. Photo from the Diners Club Signature Magazine April/May 1982,
from an article titled Moving Masterpieces. Photo courtesy of the Melbourne Tram Museum.
W2 504 inbound in Royal Park past the zoo. Photo Keith Caldwell 16/3/1962 - courtesy of the Melbourne Tram Museum.
The tram just prior to be being offloaded at the Museum's offsite store. The photo shows the missing artwork on the side panel. Photo Alastair Reither 3/6/2015.
||Body built by James Moore of South Melbourne.
||Bogie, drop-centre combination
||MMTB No. 1
||26" nominally (637mm)
||17 tons (17.2 tonnes)
||General Electric 247
||General Electric K35JJ
||Westinghouse Self-Lapping Drivers Brake Valve - Type W
||General Electric CP27
||General Electric MLA1
||Body built by the James Moore and Co. of South Melbourne as a W2 class tram. Delivered to the MMTB Preston Workshops where
the electrical and mechanical equipment was fitted. Issued to traffic 18/4/1928. Allocated to Essendon Depot.
||Route Number boxes fitted.
||Operating from the Glenhuntly Depot. In the 1950's and 1960's, the tram was based at Essendon, then Kew in the 1970's.
||Converted from manual lap brake valves to self lapping brake valves.
||The tramcar body and equipment received an "01" overhaul at Preston Workshops. This is a very extensive overhaul.
||Head and Tail lights fitted.
||The tramcar body and equipment received an "02" overhaul at Preston Workshops.
||Painted by Clifton Pugh at the Preston Workshops.
||Shown in a 1985 depot allocation list, as being a Ministry of Arts tram running out of East Preston Depot.
||Withdrawn from service following a minor accident.
One saloon body and the end panels replaced around headlight. It had been hoped that Clifton would repaint the damaged section but this did not happen.
||Tram stored at Preston Workshop's Paint shop undercover and valued by the staff there.
||Tramcar relocated to the Museum's offsite store during the period the Preston Workshops redevelopment.
||Following consultation with the artist's family and others, the ownership of the tram was formally transferred to the Museum. Conservation Report for the artwork obtained.
Folow this link to the detailed Statement of Signifance.
Ballarat Tramway Museum Inc. - PO Box 632 Ballarat Vic 3353 Australia - firstname.lastname@example.org - phone +61 3 5334 1580. A0031819K