Saturday, July 24, 2010

Viennese Tramways

N/n Type was the most technically advanced streetcar in the interbellum Vienna. It was a development of the pre-WWI type designed for Pressburg (today Bratislava). Otto Wagner, the greatest Austrian architect, took part in the Pressburg project.
In 1925 Vienna Municipality ordered 330 N/n type streetcars.
That's how they looked like in 1927 and 1929.
After the WWII the type underwent extensive modernization. The cars were fitted with brand-new bodywork but retained their original platforms and engines. This train, N1 - n2 - N1, was rebuilt in 1954.

Tramway Museum, Vienna

photo by Lord K

5 comments:

PTA Transit Authority said...

Great Trains. They are beautiful!

Lord K said...

Great museum, very spacious. Every type of streetcars preserved, since 1867. Nice vintage buses, too.

曾法幸 said...

馬丁路德:「即使知道明天世界即將毀滅,我仍願在今天種下一棵小樹。」............................................................

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

Viena, what's a wonderful place, with all the old things we like and look for.

Lord K said...

Exactly!