My words, thoughts and photos from a Swedish perspective

Vintage trams in service

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Believe it or not but these old trams were in service during peak hours on weekdays on line 12 between Alvik and Nockeby until a couple of days ago. When I was told that the counting down had begun, I decided to go out and get a couple of photos of them before it was too late. By the way, don’t get carried away – there are only two tram lines in Stockholm plus line 7, but the service is curtailed during the winters on that one.

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The day people could say farewell to these trams was on Sunday June 13 when one of them was in service for  a couple of hours before it returned to depot to await transportation to the scrapyard. The first one in a serie of 27 was delivered in 1944. The type was also bought by a private tramway in Stockholm. The remaining trams of this type were all renovated and modified in the 80’s.

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I decided not to go and say “Thank you and goodbye” to them last Sunday. I had this idea that I would rather photograph them when carrying out what they were designed to do, i e to transport people to or from work and school etc and not on a special occasion like the last tour was.

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