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Tram museum update

filed on: 17.12.2019 (17th Dec 2019)

According to the November issue of the Tram Museum Zürich newsletter, the tram museum society is having to vacate the stores at Escher-Wyss-Platz depot (Hard depot). The museum has benefitted from being able to use storage space as well as a workshop along the river-facing side of the building for many decades. However, as has been reported previously on this newslog, the depot is to undergo a major rebuild including a new residential block above the rear part of the site (with implied demolition of the various outbuildings, which include the oldest buildings on the site dating back to Industriequartier Strassenbahn, one of the private companies from the early days of the tram system).

The stores hold numerous spare parts for the heritage fleet as well as other items of historic value. Fortunately a new out of town storage site could be identified and the stores will be moved in the first quarter of 2020. The heritage bus workshop will move to Wartau.

Also being moved into off-system storage is crane car Xe 2/2 1952 (that is the one on the Peckham truck) that was until now resident in the Wartau workshop. The Polybahn car presently stored off-system is in poor condition and will be scrapped if no new owner can be found.

Still in progress are the overhaul of the Kurbeli set and of ZOS Ce 2/2 1.

This news item is from the 2019 newslog.

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