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Old November 29th, 2009, 01:32 PM   #101
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In Africa, Trams were in past at Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, South Africa, & Mozambique. Egypt is running tram continuously. Later Tunisia returned tram & Algeria is thinking about return it. South Africa has a heritage tram. Mozambique has closed tram forever.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 12:26 PM   #102
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In Africa, Trams were in past at Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, South Africa, & Mozambique. Egypt is running tram continuously. Later Tunisia returned tram & Algeria is thinking about return it. South Africa has a heritage tram. Mozambique has closed tram forever.
Algeria is more than thinking about tram. Algiers is about to open its first line. Until 1962 Algiers had France's most advanced trams with articulated vehicles.
Have a look on the SSC forum: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=634507
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Old December 1st, 2009, 12:39 PM   #103
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The photo of Previous tram is very good.

In Oceania, trams were in past at Newzealand & Australia. Australia is running tram continuously. Newzealand has a heritage tram.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 02:39 PM   #104
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BELGRADE special summer tram,year of 1905.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 02:50 PM   #105
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Old December 4th, 2009, 02:53 PM   #106
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First,Belgrade electric tramway from SIEMENS year of 1922.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #107
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Old December 4th, 2009, 03:30 PM   #108
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Could you please recommend me some websites or literature containing informations about the tramway tracks and the history of the tram track structure ?

There a lot of sites showing photos of trams, but there are none or probably very less, providing knowledge about tramway tracks and rails, and the tram infrastructure overall.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 04:55 PM   #109
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The Beirut Tramway
Beirut's public tramway lines were first developed in 1908 while under Ottoman rule, and would remain in operation until they were eliminated in the 1960s to allow automobiles greater freedom of movement. As seen in the last picture, some of the tram's became cafes that operated from the 60's until the mid 80's.








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Old December 10th, 2009, 12:41 PM   #110
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In the last picture here, are these preserved tram cars ,displaying somewhere at seaside in Beirut ?
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 10:54 PM   #111
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Here is a map of the Auckland tram system, the last service closed in 1956. The network had 72km of track and 18 routes.

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Old January 1st, 2010, 03:13 AM   #112
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Rio de Janeiro used to have one of the largests trams networks in the world. Nowadays, however, there's almost nothing left. Only a single line, mainly touristic, connecting Downtown to Santa Teresa Neighborhood. The last tram operation in South America. It's path also includes an old aqueduct, converted to a tram viaduct in 1896.

And below you can see the old network, 430km long in 1946:









More info:
http://world.nycsubway.org/world/br/santateresa.html
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Old January 1st, 2010, 06:19 PM   #113
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São Paulo also had a huge tram network, with some 60 lines spanning around 500 km by 1950. It was completely destroyed in the 1960's.











Chart with the size of the São Paulo tram fleet over time:



It hit a peak around 1940.

At least 30 other Brazilan cities had their electric tram networks until the 60's, including my city, Santos, which today runs a small heritage tram line through the city center:

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:26 AM   #114
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Former electric tram networks in Argentina were at the cities of Buenos Aires, Concordia, Córdoba, Corrientes, La Plata, Mendoza, Paraná, Rosario, Salta, San Miguel de Tucumán, and Santa Fe.

The city where I live (Tucumán) had a small net of 6 to 7 lines with some 20 kms of track and an initial fleet of 24 motor cars in 1909; the tram was over by 1965. The city also had horse and steam trams, and trolleybuses.

The Buenos Aires electric tram started in 1897. It was run by several companies, but by the end all the routes were in the hands of TBA, a national state company. The biggest private company was the Compañía Tranvía Anglo-Argentino, which by 1909 had 658 kms of track, 1.782 motor cars, 934 trailers, 19 stations, a staff of 11.433 and carried 498 MM passengers yearly. Apart from the AA there were 3 other companies operating more lines in the city, carrying some 120 MM passengers. In the ´20s the whole network reached 845 kms. The system ceased in 1961. By 1980 a historic line opened, followed by the E-2 "premetro" later in the ´80s, and recently a short line at Puerto Madero area.

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 08:16 AM   #115
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Sydney:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Trams

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:47 PM   #116
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One day this will be a very long list!

Brussels/Belgian interurban system: 5000km (1945)
Los Angeles, USA: 1775km+ (1920s)
Moscow, Russia: 1000km+ ()
Paris, France: 1000km (1920)
Buenos Aires, Argentina: 845km (1950)
Minneapolis/St. Paul, USA: 720km (1919)
Berlin, Germany: 650km (1929)
London, England: 555km (192x?)
Sao Paulo, Brazil: 500km
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 430km (1945)
Rome, Italy: 400km (1929)
Sydney, Australia: (nearly) 300km (1930)'s
Vienna, Austria: 292km (inter-war)
Manchester, England. 262km (1930)
Melbourne, Australia: 245km (Present)
Tokyo, Japan: 213km (1913)
Glasgow, Scotland: 200km (inter-war)
Grenoble, France: 175km (1923)
Brisbane, Australia: 109km (1952)
Porto, Portugal: 150km (1950)
Birmingham, England: 130km (1920s)
Zagreb; 58km (1924)
Auckland, NZ: 72km

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City/Country/double-track route length in km/peak year.


Figures in italics need verification as to if that means double track or total track mileage!
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 04:00 PM   #117
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Chicago, USA: 1,706km (1929, +900 million rides per year)



530 miles route / 1060 miles double track = 852 km's / 1,706km km's

Today - 0 km's

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Chicagos streetcar/tram system is claimed to have been the largest in the world at one point at least.


http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/unkn...10-2-1890.html

The various local street railway companies were eventually unified. During the 1920s Chicago operated a fleet of over 3,000 cars on 172 routes over 1,060 miles of track. With 3.6 million fares each day, it was the largest city transit system on earth.................



via shore-line.org


http://www.shore-line.org/CSL.html
Chicago streetcars were known as the Chicago Surface Lines, "the largest street railway system in the the world." Populated areas within the city were gridded with car lines a mile, half-mile or quarter-mile apart. In 1914-47 CSL was a single system as to management; but until public ownership in 1947, the property was still owned by separate companies in various portions of the city..............
Population (city limits, 1930): 3,376,438

Miles of line (1935): 529

Number of streetcar routes (1935): 97

Number of cars (1935):

3,742 passenger
423 other
Revenue passengers (streetcars, 1929): 896,576,586


Number of employees (1942): 16,142

Principal companies in system:

Founded 1859: Chicago City Railway Co.
1899: Chicago Consolidated Traction Co.
1899: Chicago Union Traction Co.
1902: The Southern Street Railway Co.
1903: Chicago Railways Co.
1908: Calumet & South Chicago Railway Co.
1914: Chicago Surface Lines (operator)
1945: Chicago Transit Authority (which also operates rapid transit lines)



A map circa 1948 (thanks to Mr.Downtown over at SSP)

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 09:59 PM   #118
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Trams in Prague
1883 - 1885 horse tram network 18.9 km.
1891- first electric line
1897 several independent tram companies were established
1905 tram line on Charles Bridge
1914-1917 ambulance and funeral trams appeared in Prague
1927 the tram network exceeded 100 km.
During the interwar period the rolling stock of trams almost doubled and at the end of 1938 it consisted of 647 motor cars and 748 trailers.
In 1938 tram network covered 132.7 km of tracks with 22 lines of a total length 258.45 km. Almost 282 mil. passengers were carried throughout the year. (Just by comparison - in 1919 over 145 mil. passengers)
In 1965 there were 28 lines operating in Prague. The rolling stock consisted of 973 motor cars and 542 trailers, of which 130 T1 cars and 405 T3 cars


Present numbers:
559 km line lenght
270 km of track network
35 lines
928 rolling stock
present numbers are wrong
Current state:
34 tram lines
540,6 km total length of routes
141 km of tracks
357 mio passenegrs per year
~934 rolling stock
till 2015 up to 32 kms of new tracks is planned

peak year was 1959: 159 kms of tracks

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:19 PM   #119
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This sounds very interesting
Don't you have any pics?
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:31 PM   #120
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This sounds very interesting
Don't you have any pics?
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