We are back in Europe for today’s instalment of Around the World in 18 Trams as we visit Gent in Belgium.
Gent 39 is a PCC tram and was one of 54 trams built in La Brugeoise with this particular example being completed in 1972. Gent is a metre gauge line and we see 39 turning into the loop outside St Pieters station – the main station for Gent although it is quite a way from the city centre. The tram was seen as it was working route 21 to Zwijnaardebrugge. The date of the photo is 4th September 2007 at a time when 39 was carrying an all over advert.