Tram [No. 301 Freight Tram/ Track Scrubber]

Wellington City Corporation Tramways Department, Manufacturer

1911
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Maker and Role
Wellington City Corporation Tramways Department, Manufacturer
Production Date
1911
Description
Wellington Electric Tram No. 301 Freight car and Tram Scrubber.
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.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Glass
Accession No
1964.154
Credit Line
Wellington City Corporation Tramways Department. 1911. Tram [No. 301 Freight Tram/ Track Scrubber], 1964.154. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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