This is how it was told to me. Can’t say I’ve seen anything like this myself.
The tram was departing Footscray from the terminus, close to the market.
A passenger got on board, with two live chickens from the market.
“Mate”, said the tram driver, “you can’t bring live animals on the tram!”
“Oh. Okay”, replied the passenger. And, apparently eager to comply, he broke their necks.
The tram driver decided at that point that he’d just drive the tram.