Brussels Sweeper Car #19

This “works” car is double ended. It is a converted passenger tram that became a sweeper car. It is brushes located under the car to sweep dirt and light snow off the trolley right-of-way

The car was originally built in 1934 as car # 1052. It was converted by STIB into a work car #38 in 1970, then converted again in 1981 to #19.

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Technical Information

  • Year Built: 1934
  • Builder: Le Tramways Bruxellois
  • Last Operator: STIB (Brussels
  • Car Type: Double-Ended Brill
  • Year Museum acquired: 2015
  • Common Name: Brussels Sweeper
  • Track Gauge: Standard
  • # of trucks/Wheels: Single-Truck
  • Car Status: Near-Operational
  • Other Details: Converted to work service in 1980