The Semi-Retired Foamer has been a railfan since he was around 5 years old, a very young age when one really should avoid being involved with the gunzel community to any great extent.
After a few decades of train chasing, one decided to break with protocol and get married, thus leading to a severe cut in railfan activity.
Subsequent dealings with social misfits, lunatics, mental defectives and self-appointed experts lead to an even greater decrease in my hobby participation.
However things have changed thanks to our small group of trusted mate, interest has returned, and now I have become a bit more involved yet again. Having learned to laugh, with others, at all the more 'Moronic Foamers'.
.Oh the irony that lays behind that group name and the person who set it up..
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Monday, March 3, 2008

Can You Identify?

Can anyone identify where these tickets are from?
Found them in the boxes to be cataloged and have absolutely not idea where I came across them.



StuartL said...


M - Melbourne ?

T - Tramway ?

Those section numbers on the side seem to indicate that they're to be clipped by the officer making the sale - maybe a Clippy on a tram?

Are they thin paper or are they thicker board?

Is there anything on the back of them?


alcogoodwin said...

Hi Stuart,
They be paper thin and, from bad memory, they had nothing on the rear.
Melbourne and Tramway did come to mind, but I don't think they have ever been refered to as the MTA.
Any idea what an Adelaide tram ticket looks like, or looked like?


Anonymous said...

From Melbourne trams MTA Metropolitan Transit Authority during the 1980s.Cheers Paul

alcogoodwin said...

Paul, many thanks for the answer.
Had them in a old album that I was cataloging and had no idea where I got the front. Must have been during my earliest visits to Melbourne.
Thanks again