Following abandonment of trolley lines in the Bronx in 1948, forty cars of this class provided service for another twenty years in Vienna, Austria as Marshall Plan dollars replaced trams damaged during World War II. Wiener Stadtwerke replaced the trolley poles with a pantograph, warned passengers that the doors are pneumatically operated, installed a wood-slat floor, added turn signals, and covered the rattan seats with vinyl. NCTM is restoring TARS 678 to its New York City appearance.
NCTM purchased TARS 678 and shipped it to the site from Vienna, Austria during the Summer of 1971.
Ownership History:Third Avenue Railway System #678 1939-1948 / Wiener Stadtwereke Verkehrsbetriebe #4220 1948-1971 / National Capital Trolley Museum(Wheaton, Maryland) 1971-present
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