Tram [No.253 ('Streamliner')]

Auckland Transport Board, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Auckland Transport Board, Manufacturer
Production Date
Bodywork: Auckland Transport Board's Royal Oak Workshops.
1937 Streamliner Class
Colour: Dark red with grey roof.
Length: 44' 5", width: 8' 0",
Seating capacity: 52
Trucks: EMB L5 of English manufacture,
4' 8½" (1435 mm) gauge
Motors: 4 x Metropolitan Vickers MV109DY @ 35 HP - shunt windings for regenerative control. Metro-Vickers master controllers. Regenerative braking. Last day running before motors changed - 05/01/1950.
No.253 was laid-up at the workshops for 18 months pending conversion – regular maintenance of other trams being looked upon as the priority. MV 109B.W. motors fitted – 13/06/1952 Controllers: General Electric GEK6 with Line Breaker Controller handle switch.
Other Name
Queen Mary
Processed Material/Glass
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
ATB Logo
Accession No
Credit Line
Auckland Transport Board. 1940. Tram [No.253 ('Streamliner')], 1964.157. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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