Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Neuchatel trams, Switzerland, 1950s

The first urban tramway in Neuchâtel, to Saint-Blaise, went into operation on 16 September 1893; the vehicles were originally powered by gas engines, but in December 1894, due to technical problems with them, the line was converted to horse drawn, using six small lightweight trams, each of which was hauled by one horse. In 1897, the first urban line was finally electrified.  The system is metre-gauge.  One also notes the trolleybus in this view.

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