Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Budapest BKV Unloading Old Trams

Budapest's transit system is putting up 61 UV Trams for sale. Martin Thorne of the LRTA hopes that someone will scoop them up instead of letting them go to scrap. Sounds like a cheap way to get streetcars for smaller cities that are looking to build heritage lines. To see which ones are available, visit the BKV site here. They are available for bid until January 21, 2008, so if you're looking to build a heritage system, better jump on them soon. I hope at least Muni does and adds another vehicle or two to the historic service here in San Francisco.





kenf said...

Any idea how much they want for them? Do you know what gauge they are?

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

I have no idea what gauge they are but I would imagine its standard. I didn't feel like the tracks were narrow when i was there this fall.