W6 Class

W6 Class tram 1000 on the City Circle route, Corner of Flinders and Spencer Streets, Melbourne, 16 January 2017.

Road numbers:

970–9, 982, 984–95, 997–1000

 

Operator:

Yarra Trams, Melbourne

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1951

 

Number built:

30

 

Type:

Bogie, drop-centre saloon

 

Manufacturer:

Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board

 

Manufacturing location:

Melbourne, Vic

 

Motors:

4 x GE 247 AX2 30 kW

 

Weight:

17.7 t

 

Length:

14.2 m

 

Seats:

52

The W6 Class was built as sub group of the SW6 Class but later became a separate class. These trams are among the last of the W series of trams that formed the backbone of Melbourne’s tram fleet from the 1920s through to the 1990s. Most of the remaining class members are stored.