Tram [No. 44 (A type 'Dinghy copy')]

Auckland Electric Tramways Company Limited, Manufacturer;  Brush Electrical Engineering Company Limited, Manufacturer; 

See full details


Maker and Role
Auckland Electric Tramways Company Limited, Manufacturer
Brush Electrical Engineering Company Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
Auckland Electric Tramcar
A Class “Dinghy” No.44.
Single deck, two compartment,
Single truck
Bodywork: Auckland Electric Tramway Company Limited
Length: 29' 11", width: 7' 6", weight: 9.85 tons
Seating capacity 30, standing 10
Trolley standard: Stovepipe type by R W Blackwell
Glass fronts fitted and canopies rebuilt - 25/11/1910
Air brakes installed - 20/04/1912
Brakes strengthened - 04/01/1913
Sand gear installed - 20/04/1912
Coupled to car No.49 - 05/12/1918
Rebuilt - GE K6 controllers fitted - 31/02/1921
Original truck: Brush 4-wheel truck,
1435 mm gauge
Original motors: 2 x Brush 1200 @ 40 HP
Original Controllers: Brush H2, then General Electric K6 after being coupled 31st March 1921
Present truck: Brill copy 21E ex Brussels in Belgium, 4' 8 1/2" (1435mm) gauge
Present motors: 2 x MTV30 @ 70 HP (being re-rated to approximately 35-40 HP)
Present controllers: 2 x General Electric K35JJ.
Other Name
Dinghy copy
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
44 Painted
Accession No
Credit Line
Auckland Electric Tramways Company Limited et al. 1906. Tram [No. 44 (A type 'Dinghy copy')], 1964.111. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

The development of MOTAT's online platform is a continual process. Records are updated regularly, with new information and images. There may be mistakes or omissions in the information provided and we welcome input from the public.

 Do you know something about this object? Contact us or comment below.

Be the first to comment.