Sydney Australia Tram # 1187
Car #1187 is an “O” Class tram from Sydney Australia, one of 626 cars built. The crossbench seating with both open and enclosed sections can fit 80 passengers. They were affectionately known as “toastracks”. In the US they would call this type of car a “Breezer”. It is a great car to ride on hot summer days!
Car 1187 was shipped to the Museum from Australia in 1959 via boat. It has been one of the museum’s main operating cars since its arrival. 1187 was the first streetcar to operate in Brooks. First with a towed generator, later under the overhead wire.
The car has been seeing steady improvements, including a new roof, paint, and the reinstallation of its air brakes. Your fares and donations help pay for the maintenance of this car and the rest of the Museum’s collection.
Year Built: 1912
Year Retired: 1959
Museum Acquired: 1959
Track Gauge: Standard
Car # 1187 when it was in service in Sydney: