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I imagine anyone who has visited Istanbul has walked down İstiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue) and has heard the clanging bell and seen the red livery of the old trams. In the 19th-century a traditional tram trundled along for a mile connecting Taksim Square with Galatasaray and Tünel Square The tram was taken out of service in 1961 and replaced by buses. However, in 1990, after İstiklal Caddesi became a pedestrian zone, the tram was restored as a heritage service.

Wandering around side streets near Tünel Square we came across this maintenance shed and tram 410 was undergoing a small repair. As far as I can discover this is a circa 1912 – 1924 Brill tram made in Philadelphia.

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