Object StatementTram, full size, electric, C-class, No. 11 (later 57S), wood / metal, body made by Hudson Bros, Sydney, Colony of New South Wales, Australia / bogies made by Peckham Motor Truck & Wheel Co, Kingston, New York, United States of America, 1898
Physical DescriptionTram, full size, electric, C-class, No. 11 (later 57S), timber/metal, HudsonBros, Sydney (body), Peckham Motor Truck & Wheel Co., Kingston, New York, USA(bogies), 1898.
The C-class electric tram No.11 is a 22-passenger vehicle built by Hudson Bros of Sydney in 1898 to an American pattern. The bogies were imported from America and built by the Peckham Motor Truck & Wheel Co. of Kingston, New York and patented in 1892. The exterior features a colour scheme of cream with a chocolate brown apron and black bogies. A Department of Railways transfer is attached to each side of the tram as the railways at that time operated the tramways.
The tram features a single saloon passenger area comprising two longitudinal timber benches facing inwards with standing room in the centre aisle. Sliding doors at each end lead to outside platforms where the driver's controls are located. The platforms have no other protection for the driver other than an overhanging canopy and passengers entered and left the car by this means. The trolley poles are side mounted. Varnished timberwork is featured in the interior with a clerestory or lantern roof with sidelights of coloured glass. This gave the tram a festive appearance when operating at night.
Type: Single truck end loading saloon car
Number in class: 97
Seating: 22 passengers
Number of wheels: 4
Number of side windows: 6
Bogies: Peckham Motor Truck & Wheel Co., Kingston, New York
Engines: 600-volt power supply drove two 36-hp (27 kW ) motors, later replaced by 48 hp (36kW)
Body: Hudson Brothers, Sydney
Weight: 8 tons 8 cwt 1 quarter (8.41 tons)
Length: 23 ft (7.01m)