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Adelaide B type 42
Car 42 at St Kilda terminus
Car 42 was one of thirty similar cars (31-60)built for the opening of the Adelaide tramway system in 1909. In 1917, cars 41-43 were converted by installation of a central three-window saloon, leaving only two open seats at each end, becoming type A-2. Cars 44-60 were fitted with a less expensive five-window saloon, becoming type A-1.
Most were withdrawn in the late 1930s, though 55 & 56 and 57 & 58 continued as permanently coupled sets from 1941 until 1950.
Car 42 was used to store advertisments and survived until the Museum was formed in 1958. It was returned to its original open configuration in 1994.