Horse-drawn Car 31 (1873-1906)

Hippomobile 31

This horse-drawn tram 31 was bought from the network of The Hague. It was the very first “open” car in Brussels. It ran on the “Petite Ceinture” lines circling the city. It was a unique vehicle, because the companies operating in Brussels preferred a different layout with five or seven transverse benches. This tram got its nickname (“Voiture Saint-Michel”) from the coat of arms of the City of Brussels painted on its sides.