For many years when I was younger I was a reader of the old Railroad Magazine and always admired the pictures of the old trams in Lisbon, Portugal. Last week I finally got to ride and photograph them. This one is a shop queen used to shuttle guests around the Carris (Railway) Museum and was built in the early 20th century by the St. Louis Car Company. In Portugal they call a tram, trolley or streetcar an "electricos."
The interior of the St. Louis car is restored to its original plush glory and rides very nicely.
Next to the Carris Museum is the carbarn where all the trams are kept. There are hundreds of them in service, from the new to the old. I had to lighten this shot so you could see into the interior.
As I get a chance, I'll post more shots, including some Brill survivors made in Philadelphia.
One bit of advice when visiting Lisbon: Watch out for the lowlife pickpockets. They are bold and brazen, everywhere, and I had to threaten a couple with my fist. Keep your money inside your shirt in a secure travel pouch of the type you can get in WalMart. I will repeat this warning every so often as I post more pictures.