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Lots of nostalgic photographs of Trams from every region.

The Electric Tram once served...

Auckland 1902-1956
Gisborne 1913-1929
Napier 1913-1931
New Plymouth 1916-1954
Wanganui 1908-1950
Wellington 1904-1964
Christchurch 1905-1954
Dunedin 1905-1956
Invercargill 1912-1952

Street Cable Cars ran in Dunedin to the hill suburbs 1881-1957

The Trolley-Bus once served Auckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch, & Dunedin - Wellington is proud of its Trolley-Bus System that continues to glide silently through the city streets.

50 years ago Wellington was the sole remaining city in NZ still running Electric Trams to the suburbs, they were to serve the Capital for another eight years before they succumbed to rubber-tyre vehicles in May 1964


The TRAMCAR HAS SINCE RETURNED TO THE STREETS of Christchurch as a tourist attraction, & there are operating Tramway Museums at Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch.

There is a Museum devoted to Trolley-Buses at Foxton.

The Christchurch Tourist Trams feature on postcards, TV advertising & tourist brochures - the Tram has become an historical curiosity like horse-draw vehicles & sailing ships.

THIS PORTFOLIO of PHOTOGRAPHS, THE MAJORITY OVER HALF a CENTURY AGO, show city & suburban life when the Tram & the Street Cable Car where on the ride downhill to the final terminus as a commuter form of transport in NZ.


WANGANUI - Tramway Services closed on 24thSept 1950

INVERCARGILL - Tramway Services closed on 10th Sept 1952

NEW PLYMOUTH - Tramway Services closed on 23 July 1954

CHRISTCHURCH - Tramway Services closed on 11th Sept 1954

DUNEDIN - Tramway Services closed on 29 March 1956
- The Last Cable Line closed on 2 March 1957

AUCKLAND - Tramway Services closed on 29th Dec 1956

WELLINGTON - Tramway Services closed on 2 May 1964

Camera Equipment used for the Photography
Opening & Closing dates of Electric & Cable Tramways & Trolley-Bus Systems
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