Porto Tram Museum

Porto Tram Museum

The Porto Tram Museum (Museu do Carro Eléctrico) . As the name suggests it is home to around 20 vintage trams and trailers. Whilst I say vintage this doesn't really differentiate them from the current rolling stock that works the Porto tram routes, as they are all getting on for a century old. In fact there is some cross over with several of the trams housed here being used on a daily basis.

The building is a former power station which dates back to 1915. While the two generator halls are now occupied by the tram museum much of the original electricity generating machinery is still in place which only adds interest to the collection.

The S.T.C.P. emblazoned in large letters stands for Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto (Porto Public Transport Society) - the organisation responsible for running bus and tram services in Greater Porto.


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