Milano's Peter Witts keep on rolling
filed on: 20.12.2007 (20th Dec 2007)
For fans of old tramcars, Milano ranks high among the cities meriting a visit. There are not many major cities in which bogie cars approaching their 80th anniversary are still in regular service in large numbers. Time and time again, news or rumours have been circulated that replacement of the Peter Witt cars was imminent — not least in the view of the continuous introduction of modern low-floor trams. Milano, however, also being a capital of not just fashion but also culture and style, can see beyond the provinciality of many other cities, and has no problem recognising the benefits of retaining such iconic trams in its fleet. The latest great news from this city is that many of these cars are not only being retained in service but are that their value is being fully recognised: In view of this, many are now being turned out in historic liveries. What better Christmas present could Milano have offered tram enthusiasts?
source: Eurotrams Yahoogroup
This news item is from the 2007 newslog.
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