The streetcars are being rebuilt under contract by the
Bendigo Tramways (www.bendigotramways.com) in its fully-equipped
streetcar workshop. The vendors are committed to the
highest quality product, which includes accreditation
to run in Australia, and which will meet all US operating
requirements (including the APTA Heritage Trolley Vehicle
The running gear consists of newly constructed truck
frames fitted with wheelsets and traction motors from
standard Melbourne “W2” streetcars, (the
type now running in San Francisco, Memphis, Seattle
and other U.S. cities). Rebuilt airbrake and control
equipment are also sourced from the Melbourne “W2”
An operating benefit to you of the “X-1”
design is the four sets of driver-operated pneumatic
folding doors – one at each corner of the car.
Loading can be from either side and/or end of the car.
Large windows and walk-over upholstered seats make the
“X-1” an ideal transit or sight-seeing vehicle.
Everyone faces the front! These streetcars can be one-person
operated, with room for an optional fare box (not included).
The “X-1” streetcar is a versatile vehicle,
operable in all weather conditions. It lends itself
to both right-hand AND left-hand drive running. The
walk-over seating, and the absence of internal bulk-heads
affords every passenger excellent forward views. The
gleaming varnished Pacific Maple and Blackwood interiors
will enhance the historic feel of this sturdy (steel-framed)
piece of streetcar history.
Supplied are easy-to-read step by step manuals for
preventative maintenance, periodic maintenance and operation.