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111 Years Tramway in Woltersdorf

© Bernhard Kußmagk

The small, standard-gauge tram from the Rahnsdorf S-Bahn station on the outskirts of Berlin over 5.6 km to the Woltersdorfer Schleuse (locks) celebrated its 111th anniversary on the Whitsun weekend of 19 and 20 May with a large supporting programme. The tramway operators used the occasion to run various special and heritage vehicles and, not the least, to present their first really new tramcar in decades: The four-axle Moderus Gamma LF 10 AC BD low-floor tramway as the first of a small series of four cars that will also make the tramway fit for the requirements of barrier-free accessibility in the future. We had already reported on their arrival here.

The new tramcar 41 was operating without passengers, in addition to the historic tram sets no. 2 + trailer 24, no. 7 + trailer 22, works car 19 with coupled trailers snow plough 20/trailer 18, the Berlin tram 218 and the Potsdam tram 9 could be seen on the line. 10-minute services were offered on both days, which required some discipline in the operation of the trailers.

A successful festive event – congratulations, Woltersdorfer Straßenbahn!

Potsdam’s Lindner tram no. 9 with open platforms | © Bernhard Kußmagk

All pictures: © Bernhard Kußmagk