ABOVE & BELOW, photo date 1978.

M 780 - 879 had different ends from lower numbered M's as shown above and below


At least 3 M's had raised roofs as shown above, supposedly for circus elephant traffic


M 74 at Wodonga. March 1981
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan


M 140 at Tottenham. June 1982
Photo courtesy Rob O'Regan


M 441, built Oct 1909, autocoupled Sept. 1932, off register circa 1978. photo date 1978



The majority of M's had the handbrake arrangement shown above, very late M's had the handbrake arrangement shown below (sometimes called a GY handbrake)

Also of note are the vertical braces. In the above photo the brace curves into the side sill, the later M's (780 - 879) and M's that were built prior to 1897 (up to M 418) that later got steel frames had braces that were straight and an additional gusset was required to attach them to the side sill.

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