Tram [No. 47 (Double Decker)]

Rouse, Black and Son, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Rouse, Black and Son, Manufacturer
Production Date
Bodywork: Built by Rouse, Black and Son, Wellington 1906
Length: 36' 0" (11.0 m), width: 7' 0" (2.1 m)
Seating capacity: 93 originally (reduced to 74 after 1914 with 46 on top deck)
Trucks: Brill 22E 'maximum-traction' bogies.
4' 0" (1219 mm) gauge
Motors: 2 x GE67 @ 40 Hp (30 kW)
Controllers: General Electric B18 with rheostatic electric/magnetic track braking.
Other Name
Big Ben
Processed Material/Glass
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
47 Painted
Accession No
Credit Line
Rouse, Black and Son. 1906. Tram [No. 47 (Double Decker)], 1964.155. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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- MOTAT Curatorial Research

Posted on 26-08-2019 01:11:20

The tag Targus Corporation Manufacturer tag is incorrect. Per the description. Coach builder for the bodywork is Rouse & Black of Wellington. Trucks by Brill, USA Model 22e “Eureka” trucks.

- David Cawood

Posted on 25-08-2019 04:29:57