Melbourne's Tramways 110 mins DVD


The latest film from Railstuff, and shot on their ‘home turf’, this is a detail look at the very large, thriving and expanding tramway system of Melbourne, the bulk of which is still street running, although there is some reserved track, and new Light Rail sections on old railway lines. Certainly shows how you can move large numbers of people quickly in the rush hours although curiously, but perhaps for the cameraman’s safety, quite a lot of this excellent quality film appears to have been shot at quiet periods. Starts with a history of the system, and the various types of trams used, and then has a line-by-line look at the whole system.