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Historic streetcars in Porto
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto
Description:  The Museu do Carro Eléctrico, Tram Museum in English, is housed in an old Thermo Electric Power Plant in Massarelos. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto
Description:  The Museum is exclusively dedicated to restored heritage streetcars, from the oldest pulled by horses to trams that date back to the 1950’s and 1960’s. It also features a collection of the tram driver’s original uniforms and other interesting items plus numerous photographs of the tram workers. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto
Description:  One of the main highlights of the Museu do Carro Eléctrico are the restored vintage trams. The oldest and most unusual was built in 1872 and was horse-drawn. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto
Description:  Historic map of streetcar network of Porto. When other faster and more modern transportation took over, the tram fell into decline. In the 1960’s, Porto got rid of 65 km of tracks. However, in 1974, there were still 489 trams still running on a daily basis. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto: Trailed Car no 8
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto: Trailed Car no 8
Description:  Animal-drawn car purchased from Starbuck Car and Wagon Company of Birkenhead, by CCFP. This type of vehicle circulated for the first time in the city of Porto on May 15, 1872. It also served as a trailer for steam and tram machines. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 22
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 22
Description:  Acquired by Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto in 1905 from the Starbuck Car and Wagon Company of Birkenhead, this vehicle was initially a trailer car. With the emergence of electric traction in 1895, this car is motorized and starts to circulate as an electric car. Restored according to its original design in 1992. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto: Grinding Wagon Carril no 48
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto: Grinding Wagon Carril no 48
Description:  This electric car built in the workshops of Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto was used to grind the rail and carry out minor repairs on the track. Despite the various repairs that this car has undergone, its design still remains in line with the original, with two water tanks and a manually operated emery on the rail. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto: Carro Torre Vagão no 49
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto: Carro Torre Vagão no 49
Description:  This electric repair car was built by the Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto in 1932. Equipped with a manual lifting platform and a small workshop, it was intended to carry out minor repairs on the overhead lines and trams that were at work on the street.. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto Zorra no 66
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto Zorra no 66
Description:  This electric car with open platforms, designed mainly for transporting coal, goods and materials for work on the road, was built in the workshops of Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto in 1915. As the platforms are open, on rainy days, the brakeman had to wear a large cloak, wide-brimmed hat, rubber boots and insulating gloves to protect him from water and contact with electricity. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto: Vagão Pronto Socorro no 76
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto: Vagão Pronto Socorro no 76
Description:  This electric car is a replica of a vehicle built in the workshops of Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto. Inside, it has a workshop that allowed repairing faults and towing the electric cars that were circulating in the street. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 100
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 100
Description:  This car is a replica of a vehicle built in the first decade of this century that burned in a big fire that broke out at Boavista station in February 1928. The reconstruction of this car according to the original took place in 1995. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 104
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 104
Description:  A short view into the depot close to the muesum with more streetcars.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 131
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 131
Description:  Line 18, or restore Line, which runs between Massarelos and the Carmo on a path that connects the riverside, the historic parish of Massarelos to Clérigos Church and its surroundings.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 205
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 205
Description:  Porto Tram City Tour: With a history dating back to 1872, when the first line of "American cars" of the city of Porto was inaugurated, the network of electric cars is currently constituted by 2 distinct STCP lines that run through the most emblematic areas of the city. What's the cost of the tickets of Porto Tram City Tour? Single ticket - adult (valid for one trip, only available on board): 5.00 €, 2 trips ticket (on the same day): 7.00 €. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 213
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 213
Description:  A century ago, America was the world technology leader – in streetcars! U.S. firms such as the J.G. Brill Company of Philadelphia exported their products to numerous countries around the globe. Porto bought Brill streetcars in kit form in the early 1900s. When they needed more cars, they chose to simply copy the Philadelphia product. Some of Porto’s old Brills–both tiny single-truck cars and somewhat larger (but still small) double-truckers–got scattered across the globe when the city cut lines in the 1980s. They were perfect for heritage trolley operations, since they were similar to streetcars that had run in many American cities (though, interestingly enough, never in San Francisco). Memphis, for example, now relies on several ex-Porto cars for its vintage streetcar line. Sources: streetcar.org
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 218
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 218
Description:  In the background the S.T.C.P. building with the streetcar museum and depot. The old carriages are housed in the historic depot of Massarelos on the banks of the Douro, the starting point of the first ever electric tram on the Iberian Peninsula. Once a year - and has been for 28 years - the STCP transport company offers a special attraction: "Desfile de Carros Electricos" is the name of the parade, in which as many vintage cars as are ready for operation are sent on the route and the route in a convoy drive along the banks of the Douro. There are also numerous wagons that are otherwise not seen in the daily tourist traffic, but spend most of the time protected in the hall. Sources: urban-transport-magazine.com
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 220
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 220
Description:  Line 1, or riverside line, makes the route between the historic centre of Porto and the garden of Passeio Alegre on a single path along the banks of the River Douro. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 247
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 247
Description:  This car became known by the name of “English car” because it was manufactured by the English company “United Electric Car Company” of Preston. It was acquired by Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto in 1909 and underwent several changes that removed part of its original characteristics. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 247
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 247
Description:  Inside view of car 247.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 250
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 250
Description:  This car belonged to a series of 12 vehicles built in the workshops of Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto in 1927. Circulating until 1981, this type of vehicle was called "Italian cars" because it was equipped with engines from the "Compagnia Generale di Electtricitá ", from Italy. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto: Hansa-Lloyd Tower Car
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto: Hansa-Lloyd Tower Car
Description:  This vehicle intended for repairing the electric overhead system was acquired in Germany, in 1929, by Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto. This car allowed greater flexibility in repairing tramways, providing an alternative to electric cars also used in this type of repair. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 267
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 267
Description:  This vehicle was built in the workshops of Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto in 1930. Its windows were removed during the summer months, allowing smoking inside, which is why it became known by the name of “fumista”. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 269
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 269
Description:  This tram was built in the workshops of Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto in 1930 and circulated until the 1990s. Originally this vehicle had removable windows that were removed during the hottest months of the year. When circulating without windows, smoking was allowed inside, which is why it became known by the name of “fumista”. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto
Description:  In old days, with people and horses all around the busy streets, this "trash rack" prevented a head on collision or at least made it "smoother".
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 269
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 269
Description:  Built 1930 and circulated until the 1990s and is still running strong when outside of the museum. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 269
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 269
Description:  Streetcar comfort after 1930! Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 274
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 274
Description:  This electric car was built in the workshops of Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto in 1928. This vehicle is a copy of the first Brill bogie car bought in 1904 by the company. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 287
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 287
Description:  Today out of the depot at work on line 1. This vehicle belonged to a series of 10 trams that were acquired by Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto from the Belgian company “Societé Anonyme des Ateliers de Construction d' Etablissements Famileureux” in 1928. known as the "Belgian cars". Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 288
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 288
Description:  This vehicle belonged to a series of 10 trams that were acquired by Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto from the Belgian company “Societé Anonyme des Ateliers de Construction d' Etablissements Famileureux” in 1928. known as the "Belgian cars". Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 315
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 315
Description:  This car belonged to a series of 16 cars, numbered from 300 to 315, built in the workshops of Companhia Carris de Ferro do Porto between 1929 and 1930. This vehicle circulated without windows during the hottest months of the year allowing smoke to be smoked inside, which gave it the designation of “fumista”. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 500
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 500
Description:  This electric car was designed and built in the Porto Collective Transport Service workshops between 1951 and 1952. This vehicle was the prototype of a series of cars that were never built. Its technical innovations, which sought to provide greater comfort to passengers and the brakeman, and its modern lines characterize this vehicle. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto no 500
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto no 500
Description:  This electric car was designed and built in the Porto Collective Transport Service workshops between 1951 and 1952. This vehicle was the prototype of a series of cars that were never built. Its technical innovations, which sought to provide greater comfort to passengers and the brakeman, and its modern lines characterize this vehicle. Sources: museudocarroelectrico.pt and local tourist sites.
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Historic streetcars in Porto ... bye bye
Title:  Historic streetcars in Porto ... bye bye
Description:  In addition to the modern light rail system, carriages from the first half of the 20th century regularly run on three classic tram lines in Portugal's second largest city, Porto. Tourists and traffic enthusiasts can usually enjoy the old-fashioned driving experience every half hour - often there are even longer trains, because demand is particularly high in the most popular travel season from March to October, and not only on the weekends. Source: urban-transport-magazine
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