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Horse tram

Horse tram

By the mid-1880s, horse-drawn trams were operating in the four main cities of New Zealand and in other urban areas. This tram went into service in Auckland in October 1885. It was licensed to carry 30 passengers.

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Adrian Humphris, 'Public transport - Horse and steam trams', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Adrian Humphris, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016