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A sad moment: Kurbeli 1408 goes for scrap

filed on: 30.07.2018 (30th Jul 2018)

A sad moment: According to banhofplatz.net, Aktion Pro Sächsitram has parted ways with Kurbeli tram 1408.

Besides the works car conversions, 1408 was for many years one of two cars of the type that survived in Zürich. But whereas 1392 was restored and is now part of the museum fleet, 1408 sat in the yard of the main workshops for many years, slowly succumbing to the elements. Things looked up in 2007, when APS saved the car and moved it to storage outside the city (but unfortuantely not under cover or safe from vandals). Despite some minor work being carried out, the tram did not appear to receive much priority. Then when in 2013, a third Kurbeli returned onto the scene in the form of 1379 repatriated from the AMTUIR museum in Paris. This car also languishes in off-system storage, but is in far better condition than 1408, further reducing the latter's chances of returning.

Kurbeli 1408 has been reported as the Thommen scrapyard in Kaiseraugst.

This news item is from the 2018 newslog.


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