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Museum trams in Spring

filed on: 13.03.2005 (13th Mar 2005)

On 28th March, the annual Osterhasenfahrt (Easter bunny tour) will converge on Burgwies depot. Museum trams leave Usteristr. at 09:45, 10:15, 11:15 and 12:15 for this depot. Forchbahn BDe 4/4 10 leaves Esslingen at 10:00 (Egg: 10:05, Forch 10:13) for Burgwies. Historic vehicles will be on display at the depot. Refreshments will be served and various organisations present with sales and info stands.Between 10:30 and 16:00 tours will operate from here using preserved trams and buses. A day pass for all activities costs 10 Franks (5 for children) and is available on the vehicles. The event is jointly organised by TMZ, APS and VHF.

On 10th April, TMZ will operate their popular Spring photo-tour. This years' stars will be Pedaler Be 4/4 1530 and Ce 2/2 2. The tour will concentrate on routes 8 and 15 — rarely graced by museum cars. Meeting point is Gessnerallee loop at 13:30. Tour ends at 17:30 at Haupbahnhof. Charge is 20 Franks (10 for children).

Non members are welcome at all events.

The regular museum tram season opens on 2nd April. Historic trams run between Hauptbahnhof (Bahnhofstrasse) and Wartau Tram Museum on the first Saturday and last Sunday of every month from April to October. The trams run every half hour from 13:30 to 16:30. A single trip takes about 20 minutes. Regular tram tickets are valid. The museum at Wartau is open during operating times of the museum route, and also every Wednesday night from 19:00 to 21:30. Admission is free.

source: TMZ, APS, VHF

This news item is from the 2005 newslog.

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