The North Melbourne Electric Tramways and Lighting Co. Ltd tram No. 13, in the care of Friends of Hawthorn Tram Depot, is the first movable object to be formally added to the Victorian Heritage Register.
In the launch announcement at Preston Works on Wednesday 12 March 2008 the Planning Minister, Justin Madden, stated “We are fortunate to have such a vital piece of our tram history intact and this protection will ensure it continues to receive the care it deserves.”
Mr Madden congratulated VicTrack for nominating the tram for the Victorian Heritage Register. “It’s important to recognise the work of custodians like VicTrack, which has actively worked to restore and protect this heritage vehicle,’’ he said.
VR locomotive H220 “Heavy Harry”, is currently also being considered for inclusion on the register.