Swiss Standards in Tramway Review, part four
filed on: 21.11.2012 (21st Nov 2012)
The fourth and final part of my article series on the Swiss Standard Tram has been published in the December-dated (No 232, pages 560-571) issue of Tramway Review. The article discusses the BLT, Neuchâtel, Luzern and Genève units and ends with some more general observations including a summary description of the related Rotterdam Schindler cars.
Part one was published in issue 229 and discussed the type's pre-history in Zürich and the prototypes 31, 31 and 351 (the first Kurbeli).
Part two was published in issue 230 and discussed the Zürich lightweight cars (Pedaler), trailers and the adoption of the type as VST standard in 1944.
Part three was published in issue 231 and covered the latter days and demise of the type in Zürich, as well as the works cars. It also discussed the Bern and Basel (BVB) cars and includes related types in both cities.
Part four was published in issue 232 and completed the survey by looking at the cars of Basel (BLT), Neuchâtel, Luzern and Genève.
Click on the covers above for the announcements of the individual parts.
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