Tramscape Tramway Photographs


Wuppertal, Germany : 9th-10th March, 1985
Wuppertal is famous for its Schwebebahn, the overhead railway, with trains hanging below track erected mainly above the River Wupper, from which the town got its name after the merger of Barmen, Elberfeld and several other local communities. The narrow corridor of the river led to the overlapping of local and regional public transport services and the eventual demise of the tramway which was once the focus of a large regional network in this industrial area to the south of the Ruhr.
In June 1985, the tramway system was cut back to two routes and was finally closed after 113 years of operation on 31st May, 1987.

 
Date Film No No Location View Dir Tram Notes
09/03/1985 850071 1 Westende

3805
09/03/1985 850071 2 Robert Daum Platz

3804 Tram in orange livery
09/03/1985 850071 3 Robert Daum Platz

3816
09/03/1985 850071 4 Robert Daum Platz

3821
09/03/1985 850071 5 Ohligsmuhle

3801 Tram in orange livery
09/03/1985 850071 6 Ohligsmuhle


Tram passing under Schwebebahn track
09/03/1985 850071 7 Elberfeld Bahnhof


Tram in orange livery
09/03/1985 850071 8 Elberfeld Bahnhof

3826 Ex-Dortmund tram in cream livery
10/03/1985 850081 1 Alter Markt


Tram on Marx-Engels-Allee viewed from Alter Markt Schwebebahn station
10/03/1985 850081 2 Schauspielhaus

3801 Tram in orange livery
10/03/1985 850081 3 Werlestrasse

3802 Tram in orange livery
10/03/1985 850081 4 Lennepestrasse


Single-track terminus loop closed in June 1985
10/03/1985 850081 5 Oldenburgstrasse

3825 Ex-Dortmund tram in cream livery
10/03/1985 850081 6 Langerfeld Markt

3825 On track closed on 17/6/85
10/03/1985 850081 7 Langerfeld Markt

3825
10/03/1985 850081 8 Wupperfeld

3825 Approaching on track from Barmen which was closed in June 1985
10/03/1985 850081 9 Wupperfeld

3825 Tram leaving en route to Oberbarmen Bahnhof
10/03/1985 850081 10 Alter Markt

3823 Ex-Dortmund tram in orange livery en route from Dieselstrasse to Klinikum
10/03/1985 850081 11 Alter Markt


Side of tram at tram stop with Schwebebahn car overhead
10/03/1985 850081 12 Alter Markt


Empty tramstop with Schwebebahn car overhead
10/03/1985 850081 13 Alter Markt

3805 Rear view of tram with Schwebebahn car overhead
10/03/1985 850081 14 Marx-Engels-Allee

3803 View towards Alter Markt of tram on central reservation
10/03/1985 850081 15 Loher Strasse

3826 Ex-Dortmund tram in cream livery
10/03/1985 850081 16 Loher Strasse

3828 Ex-Dortmund tram in Dortmund brown livery
10/03/1985 850081 17 Klinikum Barmen

3824 Profile of ex-Dortmund tram in cream livery at Klinikum terminus
10/03/1985 850081 18 Sanderstrasse In Out 3830 Ex-Dortmund tram in cream livery on Klinikum Barmen branch route
10/03/1985 850081 19 Sanderstrasse Out In 3830
10/03/1985 850091 1 Sadowastrasse

3826 Tram on narrow street on Gabelpunkt route.

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