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Friday, January 23, 2009

Bendigo, Talking Trams

We don't have trams in Sydney, so it was a bit of a novelty to hop aboard a Talking Tram in Bendigo city, population 100,000. Trams stopped running here years ago but some enterprising person suggested they restore some old ones and maybe tourists would come and enjoy a ride on one, see the sights of the city and listen to a running commentary of the history of the town all at the same time. It's working very well.

The old tram you see in pieces is a 'Work For the Dole' project' - young people come here to work on restoring this old tram, originally from America.