Motor Car 1259 (1934-1973)

These trams were an integral part of the Brussels streetscape for four decades, from the 1930s to the 1970s. The 685 “standard” motor cars were all built in under five years, thanks to a highly industrialized building process. After World War II, passenger and staff comfort on these trams improved markedly. Outside doors were installed, as well as heating, a driver’s seat and a special seat for the receiver. Motor cars 1002, 1064 and 1376 show this type in its end-of-life state. Car 1259 has been restored in its original state, to show the difficult working conditions the staff at “Tramways Bruxellois” faced until about 1950.