Christchurch Tram Goes for a Ride

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — In the early morning of March 23, a crew loaded Christchurch tram No. 178 onto a flatbed truck.

Boon & Co. built the tram Christchurch in 1922 (often called a “Brill”). After its life in service, it was used as a holiday cabin (bach) located in Milford Huts near Temuka.

In January 1967, the tram was “recovered” and returned to Christchurch for an overhaul and eventual return to service. It was fully operational in 1970.

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