Exhibit - Tram 13

Launceston Tram 9, at the corner of George and Cameron Streets, Launceston. 25 September 1948. Photo: K. Flood / ARHS Tasmania Collection
Launceston Tram 9, at the corner of George and Cameron Streets, Launceston. 25 September 1948. Photo: K. Flood / ARHS Tasmania Collection

Built in Launceston by J & T Gunn, Launceston Municipal Tramways number 13 entered service in 1912, a year after the opening of the Launceston tramway system. This class of 14 trams formed almost half of the operational fleet in Launceston, and survived in operation until the closing of the system in 1952, after which all trams were scrapped.

In 1974 the decrepit body of 13 was acquired by the TTMS and transported to the museum. Following the successful restoration of Hobart tram 46 in 1993, work started on LMT 13 and has proceeded to a point where the tram body is now virtually complete, with only minor work remaining. See the activities page for a photograph of this tram under restoration

As with Hobart tram 46, number 13 is without an underframe and is not operational.

Note: The above photograph was taken from a black and white print, and has been hand coloured to show the tram's colour scheme.

LMT No. 13 on display at the museum, May 2005
MTT trolley bus No. 74 and Launceston Municipal Tramways No. 13 on display at the museum, May 2009
LMT No.13 on display at the museum, July 2015
LMT No.13 on display at the museum, July 2015

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