This tram was used on the railway in October 2016 and during the spring and summer of 2017. Sadly, due to its size and weight and with severely restricted access to the line it will be sold. I've really enjoyed the year I had it running. I've collated a brief history of the tram - I have not been able to verify some of the early history but I believe it to be true.
The tram outside Blackgang station on a fine summer's day.
The tram at the far end awaiting return. The signs to the front of the tram (on the fence) were made using a vinyl cutter.
Proof that three adults can fit in the tram! The largest load to date was a driver, two adults, a child and a dog! In fact the tram has the power to tow additional wagons with a dozen more passengers if ever needed.
Another evening view waiting to depart. I used old fashioned filament bulbs in the tram saloon. These take more power but the light is more 'realistic' of the era. The garden lighting is all LEDs.
The tram interior showing the coach lighting. This view also shows some of the garden lighting improved with a re-wire when the track was laid.
Two more shots showing the tram by day and night.
More spring blossom along the track.
Another late evening view with the tram waiting at Blackgang station starting to resemble a Ghost Train under the eerie blue light! There's another tram stop here, also a replica made with the vinyl cutter.
And two minutes later the tram is ready to depart!