Around the World in Trams: Tallinn 173

The next stop on our world tour of trams is Tallinn in Estonia.

The tram network in the Estonia capital city of Tallinn is a 3 foot 6 inch gauge 20km network. All the lines of the network meet in the city centre forming a rough cruciform shape. Trams first ran in the city in 1888 (horse) with steam trams following in 1915, petrol trams in 1921 before electrification finally came in 1925. Its only 3 foot 6 inches since 1931; before then it ran on the unusual gauge of 5 foot.

During this visit on 17th July 2010 we start off with an image of no. 173 working on route 4. This tram is a Tatra KT4D which was new to Erfurt in Germany before being transferred to Estonia during 2009 – only around a year before this image was captured.

Photograph by John Moore

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