Tram [No.252 ('Fiducia' type)]

Wellington City Corporation Tramways Department, Manufacturer;  The British Thomson-Houston Company Limited, Manufacturer; 

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Maker and Role
Wellington City Corporation Tramways Department, Manufacturer
The British Thomson-Houston Company Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
Wellington Electric Tramcar
Fiducia type. No.252
Semi-streamlined body, double truck, single saloon end loading, air-operated folding doors and steps.
Seating capacity 39. Upholstered.
Height: 10' 5½", Length: 39' 5¾", width: 7' 0"
Trucks: NZ made Brill 69EW copies.
1219 mm (4 ft.) gauge
Motors: 2 x British Thompson Houston BTH510 @ 52 HP
Controllers: BTH510 with rheostatic electric /magnetic track braking.
This tram was the official last tram to run in Wellington and New Zealand.
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Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Glass
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Credit Line
Wellington City Corporation Tramways Department et al. 1940. Tram [No.252 ('Fiducia' type)], 1964.113. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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