The Peak Tram
IDJ/Hugh Farmer: The Peak Tram was opened for public service on 28 May 1888.
Initially a static steam engine was used to power the haulage cable. [can anyone tell us who manufactured the original engine and any other details about the Tram’s early mechanical operation?]
In 1926 an electric motor replaced the original engine. This was manufactured along with other electrical gear by Metropolitan-Vickers, Trafford Park, Manchester, UK.
At the same time the winding gear was supplied by Bever, Dorling and Co, Bowling Ironworks, Bradford, UK.
- Tram P F Leeds (1984) pages 9-12 & 36-37 1984 information about both the Peak Tram and Tramways
- As it prepares to close for up to three months for renovations, a look at the history of Hong Kong’s iconic Peak Tram SCMP 13th April 2019
- Hong Kong’s Peak Tram expects surge in visitors after HK$684 million revamp to shorten queuing times and increase capacity of iconic ride SCMP 15th April 2019
This article was first posted on 9th February 2014.
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