Tram car, cable trailing car, 16 passenger, fully enclosed, made by Hudson Bros, Clyde, New South Wales, Australia, 1894
A 16 passenger cable tram trailing car without levers. The tram operates by a cable tram 'Dummy' which provides the motive power for hauling the 'Trailer' by means of a grip mechanism under the control of a 'Gripman'. The 'Gripman' operated a large lever to engage the grip onto a fast moving underground cable. The tram car is a deep, rich brown in colour, made up of only one compartment with open ends for access. The seats are made of varnished timber in the form of slats that face each other lengthways. There are also corner seats. Six windows open inwards, behind the seats, along each side and are covered with pulled down roller blinds. There are no lights in the tram car. The ceiling is painted white and also features three ventilators. Gold and cream trimming decorate the exterior, especially around the window frames and above the wheels.
On the outside of the wheels appear 'HUDSON BROS LTD / CLYDE N.S.W. / CAST STEEL' with the date '1894' and a transfer on the exterior side of the tram reads 'New South Wales Tramways' with 'KING St' at the top.