Vintage trams to Hungary
29 August 2013
Specialist transport company Van der Vlist has transported two Budapest trams from England to Hungary.
The trams, carriage numbers 2576 and 2577, were last used in 1981. They each measure 10.14 metres long, 2.3 m wide and 3.28 m high and weigh 11.25 tonnes.
After their retirement more than 20 years ago they were sent to West Yorkshire Transport Museum in Bradford, UK. From here they spent some time in Frosterley in the North-East of England before being purchased by MAVITE, the Hungarian historical railway association.
To transport the trams from Frosterley to Budapest, Van der Vlist used flat trailers to transport the trams to Hull port. From here they were shipped to Rotterdam, Netherlands, and then continued the journey to Budapest by road.
MAVITE plans to restore the trams and put them back in service.