Photographer's Note

Yes, you can actually rent this streetcar and let it take you wherever you desire!

I was walking along Karl Johansgatan (Charles John Street) yesterday and met this vintage tram between Djurgårdsgatan (Animal Garden Street) and Kommendörsgatan (Commander Street) at Majorna, in the western part of Gothenburg. The tram was coming downhill from Stigbergstorget (Path Hill Market) and it was going in direction west. I took this photo when it crossed Djurgårdsgatan and then another photo when it just passed Kommendörsgatan. You can see that in the WS. There is also an extra bonus in the WS: The light yellow house to the right is a very typical landshövdingehus "Governor's house". Please read about those on Wikipedia!

This particular vintage tram, # 208, was delivered April 10, 1928, and was in service on line # 9 between Järntorget (Iron Market) and Saltholmen (Salt Island) until September 2, 1967. That was the day before H-day, i.e. the day we went over to right hand traffic (right = höger). As you can see, it has doors on the wrong side. This tram has room for 48 seating passengers on wooden benches. After renovation it has been available for party tours since June 9, 1992.

The tram system in Gothenburg is the largest in the Nordic countries and also one of the largest in Europe. There are 80 kilometers of tracks and you can also read a lot about Gothenburg trams here. There is also a very interesting network map here.

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