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Hawthorn Depot featured on VicTrack 2009 calendar

VicTrack 2009 calendar. Image courtesy VicTrackThe VicTrack promotional calendar for 2009 focuses on the Melbourne Tram Museum @ Hawthorn Depot and heritage tram NMETL No 13. The calendar is a large poster suitable for wall mounting or framing.

Principal photography for the calendar was taken on Wednesday 19 November 2008.

Hawthorn Depot was built in 1916 for the Hawthorn Tramways Trust, and designed by noted Melbourne architect Leonard Flannagan. It became the location for the Melbourne Tram Museum in 2003, after a major redevelopment project, and is now home to twenty historic trams.

Previous issues of the calendar have featured other key Victorian heritage rail assets under the management of VicTrack. The 2008 calendar focused on the historic Maryborough railway station, once described by American author Mark Twain as a railway station with town attached.

A limited number of copies of the calendar will be available from the Melbourne Tram Museum on our next open day on 10 January 2009, free to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.