W Class Trams 900 to 1000


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Why are most of these trams stored?

In 1990, the National Trust classified all remaining W class trams, thereby making them Heritage items. A combination of the Trust, unions and the State Government put an end to W class trams being removed from Victoria. This means that the trams listed as being stored at Newport Workshops are sitting in a bloody big warehouse gathering dust and slowly rotting away instead of either being sold or donated to individuals and/or groups that would take care of them and restore them to their former greatness.

Another set of trams is listed as being part of the Ready Reserve fleet stored at Preston Workshops. These 50 trams were supposed to be kept for emergency services such as extras for sporting events etc. but 43 of them have been stored in the old Plate Shop at the back of Preston Workshops, all bar five are not on rails. SW6 936 is stored in the workshops yard as it would not fit in the Plate Shop. Another 7 have been stored at various suburban depots. For a list of all stored trams, click on Melbourne's Trams To The Millennium Part 3.


SW6 900. In service 1945.
This tram is preserved as part of the PTC Heritage Tram fleet.
SW6 901. In service 1945.
Currently in storage at Newport Workshops.
SW6 902. In service 1945.
Currently on loan to the Tramway Museum Society of Victoria, Bylands and retains its original bus type seating.
SW6 903. In service 1945.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 904. In service 1945.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 905. In service 1945.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 906. In service 1945.
Ready Reserve fleet tram currently stored at Preston Workshops.
SW6 907. In service 1945.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 908. in service 1945.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 909. In service 1945.
In service from Southbank Depot as part of Yarra Trams' City Circle tourist tram fleet.
SW6 910. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 911. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 912. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 913. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 914. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 915. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 916. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 917. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 918. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 919. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 920. In service 1946.
This tram was an illuminated all-over advertising car promoting Quick Eze before withdrawal. It is currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 921. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 922. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 923. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 924. In service 1946.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 925. In service 1946.
Currently in service from Southbank Depot as part of Yarra Trams' City Circle Tourist Tram fleet.
SW6 926. In service 1947.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 927. In service 1947.
This tram was the first to travel along the new City Circle tracks in Spring St. It is currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 928. In service 1947.
This tram was the tram used as a test tram for installation of Metcard equipment. It is currently operating from Malvern Depot for Swanston Trams.
SW6 929. In service 1947.
Currently in service from Malvern Depot for Swanston Trams.
SW6 930. In service 1947. Its last allocation was Sth Melbourne Depot.
Ready Reserve tram currently stored at Preston Workshops.
SW6 931. In service 1947. Its last allocation was Sth Melbourne Depot.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 932. In service 1947.
Currently in service from Southbank Depot for Yarra Trams.
SW6 933. In service 1947.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 934. In service 1947.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 935. In service 1947.
Currently in service from Malvern Depot for Swanston Trams.
SW6 936. In service 1947.
Ready Reserve tram currently stored at Preston Workshops.
SW6 937. In service 1948.
Currently in service from Southbank Depot as Restaurant 02 for the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.
SW6 938. In service 1948.
Currently in service from Malvern Depot for Swanston Trams.
SW6 939. In service 1948.
Currently in service from Southbank Depot as Restaurant 03 for the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.
SW6 940. In service 1949.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 941. In service 1949. Its last allocation was Malvern Depot.
Ready Reserve tram currently stored at Preston Workshops.
SW6 942. In service 1949.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 943. In service 1949.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 944. In service 1949.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 945. In service 1949.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 946. In service 1949.
Currently operating from Southbank depot for Yarra Trams.
SW6 947. In service 1949. Its last allocation was Sth Melbourne Depot.
After use as a theme car promoting MetMan, a children's safety campaign, it was placed in the Ready Reserve fleet and stored at Preston Workshops.
SW6 948. In service 1949.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 949. In service 1949.
SW6 950. In service 1950.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 951. In service 1950.
SW6 952. In service 1950.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 953. In service 1950.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 954. In service 1950.
SW6 955. In service 1950.
Currently in storage at Newport Workshops.
SW6 956. In service 1950.
Ready Reserve tram currently stored at Preston Workshops.
SW6 957. In service 1950.
Currently in servive from Southbank Depot as part of Yarra Trams' City Circle tourist tram fleet.
SW6 958. In service 1950.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 959. In service 1950.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 960. In service 1950.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 961. In service 1950.
Currently in service from Malvern Depot for Swanston Trams.
SW6 962. In service 1950.
Ready Reserve tram currently stored at Preston Workshops.
SW6 963. In service 1950.
SW6 964. In service 1950.
SW6 965. In service 1950. Its last allocation was Malvern Depot.
After service as an illuminated all-over advertising car promoting Australian Air Express, it was converted back to a standars SW6 and placed in the Ready Reserve fleet. It is currently stored at Preston Workshops.
SW6 966. In service 1950.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 967. In service 1951.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
SW6 968. In service 1951.
Currently at the Essendon Children's Driving School, cnr. Lawson and Albion Sts Essendon, replacing W2 457 which has been moved to the Tramway Museum Society of Victoria, Bylands Vic.
SW6 969. In service 1951.

W6 class trams 970 to 979, 981 to 1000 - 30 trams.

W6 970. In service 1951.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 971. In service 1951.
Currently in service from Malvern Depot for Swanston Trams.
W6 972. In service 1951. Its last allocation was Brunswick Depot.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 973. In service 1951.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 974. In service 1952.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 975. In service 1952.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 976. In service 1952.
After service as an illuminated all over advertising car promoting Express Post, it was withdrawn from regular service in May 1996 and donated to the Bendigo Trust in July 1996 by the then Transport Minister Alan Brown. The Trust has since converted the tram to a cafe car.
W6 977. In service 1952.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 978. In service 1955.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 979. In service 1955.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.

PCC 980 was a hybrid car with a locally produced body mounted on St Louis B3 trucks powered by General Electric controls. It was in service from 1950 to 1971 and was donated on unpowered trucks to the Tramway Museum Society of Victoria at Bylands near Kilmore in 1982.

W6 981. In service 1955.
Currently in service from Malvern depot for Swanston Trams.
W6 982. In service 1955.
Currently in service from Southbank Depot for Yarra Trams.
W6 983. In service 1955.
This tram is currently operating from Southbank Depot for Yarra Trams and was the first W class tram to be repainted for its new private owners. It is still painted in 1930's green and cream as per the contracts, but has its number in the middle of the tram and no ownership is displayed.
W6 984. In service 1955. Its last allocation was Brunswick depot.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 985. In service 1955.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 986. In service 1955. Its last allocation was Glenhuntly Depot.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 987. In service 1955.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 988. In service 1955.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 989. In service 1955.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 990. In service 1955.
After service as an illuminated all-over advertising tram promoting NRMA Insurance the tram is currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 991. In service 1955.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 992. In service 1955.
W6 993. In service 1955.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 994. In service 1955.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 995. In service 1955. Its last allocation was Sth Melbourne Depot.
After service as an illuminated all-over advertising tram promoting Southern Cross press the tram is currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 996. In service 1955.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 997. In service 1955.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 998. In service 1955.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 999. In service 1955.
Currently stored at Newport Workshops.
W6 1000. In service 1955.
Currently in service from Southbank Depot as part of Yarra Trams' City Circle tourist tram fleet and has been named The City Of Vienna.


W class trams 219 to 300.
W class trams 301 to 399.
W class trams 400 to 499.
W class trams 500 to 599.
W class trams 600 to 685.
W class trams 720 to 799.
W class trams 800 to 899 (under construction)>
W class trams 1001 to 1040 (under construction)


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Last updated 10th December 2000.

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