GB Class 1

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GB Class 1
Gråkallbanen tram 1927.jpg
Class 1 in 1927
Manufacturer Hannoversche Waggonfabrik
Constructed 1924
Entered service 1924
Scrapped 1969, 1985
Number built 4 trams
2 trailers
Number preserved 1 tram
Number scrapped 3 trams, both trailers
Fleet numbers 1–4 (trams)
51–52 (trailers)
Operator Graakalbanen
Depot(s) Munkvoll
Line(s) served Gråkallen Line
Specifications
Car body construction Wood
Car length 13.0 m (42.7 ft)
Width 2.6 m (8.5 ft)
Doors 4
Weight 29.0 m (95.1 ft)
Traction system Siemens DY 711 a
Power output 200 kW (270 hp)
Electric system(s) 600 V DC
Current collection method Pantograph
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)

GB Class 1 was a series of four trams and two trailers built by Hannoversche Waggonfabrik for Graakalbanen of Trondheim, Norway.

Each of the four Siemens motors had an effect of 50 kW (67 hp). There were two compartments, both with four-abreast seating, with reversible seats. Despite running in part in city streets, the trams were 2.6 m (8.5 ft) wide.[1]

The trams were taken out of service in 1968 and 1969. Two of the trams and both the trailers were scrapped the same year. No. 4 was kept as a working car until it was scrapped in 1985. No. 3 is preserved as a heritage tram at Trondheim Tramway Museum.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kjenstad, Rune (1994). På skinner i Bymarka. Baneforlaget. pp. 36–37. ISBN 82-91448-01-9. 
  2. ^ Kjenstad, Rune (2005). Trikken i Trondheim 100 år. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. pp. 358–59. ISBN 82-519-1895-2.