Can anybody identify this tram/train on a South Australia Postcard.

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Can anybody identify this tram/train on a South Australia Postcard.

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No information is provided on this postcard in my collection. It shows a tram/train on the front and indicates "South Australia" on the back. Can anybody identify where and what the picture is of? The quality of the photo on the card itself, is quite poor unfortunately. Thanks.

Postcard: Unknown tram/train.
Postcard: Unknown tram/train.

Rear of card mentions South Australia.
Rear of card mentions South Australia.

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Looks like an H Type Adelaide Tram, postcard published by the State Transport Authority.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trams_in_Adelaide

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Stampboarder Kevin Hedley has a passion for the Glenelg Trams & therefore you may find the thread linked below of interest:


https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=74764

It covers a little more than just the Glenelg trains, enjoy. :D
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Thanks to ViccyVFU for identifying the tram and to BidSaint for alerting me to the thread on Australian Trams, where I've added the postcard to. :D :ugeek:
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This card was produced for the 1978 centenary of transport festival. Original photo c1929.
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Thank you GraniteSA.

Were there more such postcards? Thanks.
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Were there more such postcards?
My vague memory says only this one - I will have to check with an expert.
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Some interesting pics and info here.... 36 pages


https://www.sydneytramwaymuseum.com.au/members.old/Trolley_W ... 201978.pdf

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Lots to peruse in those! Thanks. :D :D :D
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RevRed+ wrote:
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No information is provided on this postcard in my collection. It shows a tram/train on the front and indicates "South Australia" on the back. Can anybody identify where and what the picture is of? The quality of the photo on the card itself, is quite poor unfortunately. Thanks.


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All of the member comments above are correct!

Here is a clearer image which was probably used for the postcard, together with a description from Wiki Commons.
Three coupled-together Type H trams of Adelaide's Municipal Tramways Trust at the Glenelg line's northern terminus, Victoria Square, about 1930. On the front of the leading car is its number, 351, and "City" and "Min fare 6d" (i.e., sixpence or 5 cents in Australian decimal currency). Women, men and schoolchildren alight into the street; a painted rectangle and "safety zone" sign is evident. A four-wheeled tram, introduced 20 years earlier, is behind.
Three coupled-together Type H trams of Adelaide's Municipal Tramways Trust at the Glenelg line's northern terminus, Victoria Square, about 1930. On the front of the leading car is its number, 351, and "City" and "Min fare 6d" (i.e., sixpence or 5 cents in Australian decimal currency). Women, men and schoolchildren alight into the street; a painted rectangle and "safety zone" sign is evident. A four-wheeled tram, introduced 20 years earlier, is behind.
I cannot recall ever seeing three cars coupled together but it was obviously necessary at peak time during school term.
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Thanks Kevin! Great to have a clear photo and full details. :D
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