Photographer's Note

This photo shows one of the trams, which run the heritage tramway line number 7 in Stockholm. This tram
caught my eye, while I was walking along the streets and paths of Djurgården and I decided to photograph it, if it would pass me again. And indeed I saw it to approach and I was prepared to shoot it from the front side in a favourable light. Just when it was in the right position, a bus heading into another direction blocked the view!
I was only able to take a photo from the rear side and the composition includes some distracting elements.

We also took a tram from Djurgården to Nybroplan, another well preserved and beautiful model though. The conductor punched the tickets in the traditional way, a charming detail.

The Djurgården Line (Swedish: Djurgårdslinjen) is a heritage tramway with line number 7, running between Norrmalmstorg and Waldemarsudde of Djurgården in Stockholm. The line, along with almost every other tram line in Stockholm, was withdrawn in conjunction to the switch to right-hand side traffic in 1967, but was restored as a heritage tram line in June 1991 and operated on a non-profit basis by members of Svenska Spårvägssällskapet (the Swedish Tramway Society) through its operating company AB Stockholms Spårvägar.

The vintage trams operate from the beginning of April to the end of December, and every day between June and August (for 2008 the exact dates are May 31 – August 31). The trams used on the line are primarily from Stockholm, but a few from Gothenburg and Oslo are also used. The vintage of the tram cars varies from early 20th century to late 1950s. On weekends a modified trailer named "Rolling Café" is coupled to one of the motorcars on the line, where one can have a cup of coffee or tea along with some pastries whilst enjoying the scenery.

The motor car on the left is no 76, a 2-axled double ended motor car, which was originally built in 1904 by ASEA, but was rebuilt to its present structure in 1926. It was taken from use in 1956 and was rebuilt for snow blowing purposes in metro. It was sold to Oslo for the same use and was donated back to the Swedish Tram Society, It was restored back to its 1926 form during 1996-2001. It takes 24 seating and 24 standing passengers. ASEA built 120 cars of this model class (SNS A1/A2).

Number 182 is a 2-axled double-ended trailer car, which was built in 1914. It was rebuilt to its original form in 1965. Only 5 trailer cars of this model class (SSB BC4) were built.


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