Saturday, September 27, 2014

Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram

In 2014, in Victor Harbor, a coastal town about an hour south of Adelaide, there continues a tradition started in the late 1800's of using a horse drawn tram service from victor harbor to granite island.

The current trams were built in the mid 1980's, double storey and still look great today, thanks to regular maintenance and being stored undercover in a secure tram shed near to the victor harbor tram stop.

Here is the shed:

Closer view:

A couple of trams are already in service today with two in is Tram No. 4:

Here is the view showing the track work that leads from the tram shed to the Victor Harbor train station and the Victor harbor tram stop.

Track switching:

View towards Victor harbor train station past the right side of the tram shed.

Here is the Victor Harbor tram stop where the tram journey starts:

Here are some photos of the horse drawn trams in action:

Here is the terminus stop on Granite Island:

There is a small manual turntable to turn the tram around for the return journey. A signboard shows the ride details - schedule and fares.

Close up of the tram front logo:

Tram is dropping off passengers:

On the move again:

The causeway that the tram crosses from Victor harbor to granite island:

It is well worth the visit to Victor harbor to ride the horse drawn tram!

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