Jeff Erlitz

March 16, 2012

Trams in Zurich

A route 9 tram stops at Waldgarten station in the tram tunnel between Milchbuck and Schwamendingen. This tunnel was built with central platforms as it was intended for a metro that was never built. It was given over to trams, running on the left to utilise the platforms. Wikipedia photo by Stefan Baguette (August 8, 2005).

For our March meeting, Jeff Erlitz (#3997) will present a program based on the ERA’s second and third International Tours, which were held in 1985 and 1988.

The 1985 tour included Switzerland (Zurich, Bern, Basel and many local interurbans), Germany (Stuttgart, Dortmund and a special side trip to Wuppertal) and the Vicinal system around Charleroi, Belgium.

The 1988 tour took us through Portugal (Lisbon, Porto and Sintra), Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), Italy (Milano and Torino) and Marseille, France. We also rode the little third-rail narrow-gauge line through the Pyrenees from Latour-de-Carol to Villefranche.

As the ERA will be touring through Italy again this May, this presentation should whet the appetites of anyone planning to go on this tour.

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