Tram [No. 301 Freight Tram/ Track Scrubber]
Wellington City Corporation Tramways Department, Manufacturer
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Freight Car. No.301 (Formerly No.201).
Built 1911. Wellington City Corporation Tramways Department.
In Service: From 1911 until Wellington Tramway System closure 2nd May 1964.
Length: 28 feet or 8.54 metres
Height: 10’4 ½” or 3.16m
Weight: 7 Tons
Trucks: 4-wheel Brill 21E four-wheel truck of American manufacture.
Tram Gauge: 1219 mm (4 ft.) gauge
Motors: 2 x General Electric GE54 @ 25 HP
Operational voltage: 550v DC
Controllers: GE B18 with rheostatic electric braking.
This is the only surviving works tram in NZ, typical of the rail scrubbers or freight trams found on many of this country’s tramway systems.
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