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Australian transportation tokens
« on: July 26, 2011, 08:19:00 AM »
Melbourne, Australia, is home to the largest tram network in the world.



More info here... http://www.railpage.org.au/tram/melbhist.html
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Re: Australian transportation tokens
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 12:35:31 PM »
Ballarat another city in Victoria with a tramway system issued these tokens in 1913.

Ballarat Electric Tramways.
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Re: Australian transportation tokens
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 12:37:58 PM »
The last two seem cancelled. Expensive tickets... How were these used?

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Re: Australian transportation tokens
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 01:01:01 PM »
I shall have to look into this, all those that I have seen have the holes punched into them. [I have a London one with three holes]

The Ballarat trams restarted as a tourist operation and is still running. http://www.btm.org.au/ballarathistory.htm
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Re: Australian transportation tokens
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 01:37:10 PM »
Counterpoint: a tramway station in The Hague.

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Re: Australian transportation tokens
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2014, 01:47:01 PM »
The 1990 catalogue of the Smiths lists both the 2d and 1-1/2d tokens as having solid, unpunched, examples. The solid tokens are listed at a higher value.

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Re: Australian transportation tokens
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 12:59:32 PM »
There is only one known Bendigo Tramways token which is rare. I have never seen one.

 This story I found interesting nevertheless.

Tram No. 302 was a colourful sight in Bendigo yesterday as it travelled its usual route after being yarn-bombed by a guerrilla craft group.

The tram was covered in hand-made crochet inside and out with bunting and blankets dominating the decor.

Bendigo Tramways staff believe the tram was targeted as part of the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show, which is on this weekend.

...... see more at the link.
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Re: Australian transportation tokens
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014, 03:03:08 PM »
Brilliant! Would love to have a ride in that tram one day. :like:
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Re: Australian transportation tokens
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2021, 12:55:43 AM »
Brilliant! Would love to have a ride in that tram one day. :like:

What about a ride on this one? A very rainy day in Melbourne in the 1960s!
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Re: Australian transportation tokens
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2021, 07:24:25 AM »
Seen them that full only in Egypt, though sometimes it was only the part between the entrance and the ticket seller that was full. Cairoans believed you don't have to pay if you don't pass the ticket stand.

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