Horse-drawn tram driver

Thanks to the low rolling resistance of steel wheels on steel rails, a single horse pulling a tram could carry many more passengers than with a conventional coach. Horse-drawn trams operated in a number of Swiss cities and tourist destinations in the second half of the 19th century, until the electrification of tram routes began around 1900. The last Swiss horse-drawn tram to disappear was the “Tramway Mürren” in 1937 – and with it the job of horse-drawn tram driver
(Picture: Swiss Museum of Transport Archive)


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