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Cargo carrying tram???
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 09:29 PM UTC
Didn't know that this sort of thing had existed:
https://miniart-models.com/products/38030-cargo-tramway-x-series/
What next? A Tram-based technical carrying a light AA-gun??
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 09:54 PM UTC
Well Robin, they did.
Only I think this an extreme example, but also in this way they existed.. Big cities with wide tram networks had their own cargo transported on their network. Very often cargo was combined with passengers on the same lines. Special wagons were deployed for all kind of cargo and coupled. Depots exchanged maintenance or new parts this way as an example.

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Robert Jan
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 10:47 PM UTC

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Well Robin, they did.
Only I think this an extreme example, but also in this way they existed.. Big cities with wide tram networks had their own cargo transported on their network. Very often cargo was combined with passengers on the same lines. Special wagons were deployed for all kind of cargo and coupled. Depots exchanged maintenance or new parts this way as an example.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan



I've seen the modern equivalent in Berlin and Dresden.

And in Dresden VW have CAR-Go Trams to move parts & cars to & from the VW factory & the out of town rail-head.

CARGO Trams
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:08 AM UTC
From Zurich (1941) :







From Norway :



From UK :



Full size

From Mexico :



From Germany :

Postal trams used by the Reichpost in Berlin until 1935 :





Tram bookmobile ( Straßenbahn-Wanderbücherei) used in Munich (1928) :




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SpeedyJ
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 02:48 AM UTC
I love Trams

Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 04:31 AM UTC
More German freight trams (Berlin) :





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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 04:40 AM UTC
Hey, Speedy! Do they have Tuk-Tuk's in Thailand, too? A really great way for tourists to sight-see. My family and I spent a month in Cambodia a few years ago, and they're (the Tuk-Tuk's) were a fun and inexpensive way to get around the cities.
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 05:00 AM UTC

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Didn't know that this sort of thing had existed:
https://miniart-models.com/products/38030-cargo-tramway-x-series/
What next? A Tram-based technical carrying a light AA-gun??



Resonably common in some parts of germany. Here some tramways even connect cities and there using them for freight was natural before the 1950s. An example is Krefeld-Moers (That also used steam engines for some parts of the tram until the overhead wires where build). While trains ran as well the end point was less optimal so the tram was actually faster and went more often.
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 07:14 AM UTC
From Soviet Union :

Moscow 1934 :




Leningrad, winter 1941-1942 :


Full size




Interior view of a sanitary tram used in Leningrad :





1/35th scale scratchbuilt model based on the earlier Miniart kit :



https://karopka.ru/community/user/11916/?MODEL=376251

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