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Gothenburg Tram No. 208 scurrying along
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No: 3422   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: ASEA   Country: Sweden
Gothenburg Tram No. 208 scurrying along

Spårvägssällskapet Ringlinien (Ringlinien Tramway Society) is a non-profit organisation, which run vintage trams in the city of Göteborg during the summer. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Saltholmen route, the Society put many of its old trams into service for the day, on 5 April 2008, offering free rides.
Nos. 208 and 209 were delivered on 10 April 1928, bogie trams that were wider than their predecessors. They entered service on line 9, to Saltholmen and spent their whole lives on this route (Långedragslinjen). Traffic between Kungssten (at the city boundary) and Saltholmen, the ferry boat terminal, was classified as a railway and required the trams to have air brakes and a whistle. No. 208 was rebuilt in January 1951 with a rear entrance.The wooden seats were replaced by leather versions and a rear conductor's platform installed.
In 1961 these trams were withdrawn and would have been scrapped, but the decision in 1963 that Sweden would go over to right-hand traffic meant that 208 went back into service in 1963 and continued until 2 September 1967, the day before the switch to right-hand traffic.
ASEA built a total of 6 of these trams, and No. 208 was rebuilt to its original state and returned to use on 9 June 1992.
Length: 13.9 m, Width: 2.65 m, Height: 4.1 m
Wheelbase to bogie centres: 5.2 m, bogie wheelbase: 1.6 m
Wheel diameter: 870 mm, Weight: 24,300 kg
Four US 341 motors, 35 kW each
Passengers: 48 seated, 38 standing
Picture added on 06 April 2008
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