Tram [No.100 (Steam)]

Baldwin Locomotive Works, Manufacturer

1891
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Maker and Role
Baldwin Locomotive Works, Manufacturer
Production Date
1891
Description
Wanganui No.100 – Steam Tram
Manufactured by Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia
Makers No.11665 Class 4-16-C-87
Wheel configuration of 0-4-0
Cylinder diameter 11” x 16”
Boiler Diameter 3’ 4”
Steam Pressure 140lbs
Track Gauge: 4' 8½" (1435 mm) gauge.

Steam-Tram built specifically for the New South Wales Government Tramways, Sydney, Australia.

This tram was brought to Wanganui in 1910 for construction of the Gonville and Castlecliff Tramway Board's electric tramway extensions of the Wanganui system. It was rarely used after 1912, but most famously during a three month failure of the Wanganui power supply in 1920, and again during the closing weeks of the system in 1950. No.100 was fully restored to working order at MOTAT 1971-1996. The engine is unique: of the roughly 500 similar tram-motors built for street railways throughout the world, No.100 is the only one still operating and with limited modification to its original form and equipment.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Glass
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
100 Painted
Accession No
2004.310
Credit Line
Baldwin Locomotive Works. 1891. Tram [No.100 (Steam)], 2004.310. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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