W7 Class tram 1022 in La Trobe St, at the corner of Swanston St, on route 30, Melbourne, 21 January 2008. Photo: Ninad Katyare, Wikimedia Commons.
1002–9, 1012–16, 1018–35, 1036–38
Yarra Trams, Melbourne
Year of entry into service:
Bogie, drop-centre saloon
Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board; Ansair
4 x GE 247 AX2 30 kW
The W7 Class, like the W6 Class, is among the last of Melbourne’s once ubiquitous W series of trams. Forty were built by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board, although Ansair, a bus and vehicle body building company, manufactured some of the frames. Number 1020 was the last in regular service; it was used on the City Circle route. Most of the remaining class members are stored, while several have been preserved.