Motor Car 5025 (1935-1976)

Motrice 5025
Tir aux pigeons – 14.11.2015

These motor cars were built for the 1935 World’s Fair. They introduced an innovation to Brussels: as they were nearly 15 metres long it was impossible to have the tram’s wheels on two fixed axles. Consequently, the body rests on two bogies mounted on a pivot, each with its own motors and suspension. The elegance, comfort and speed of these trams made them unanimously popular. Car 5025 has been restored to its original condition of 1935, when it worked exhibition lines (16 and 18) as well as line 15 which ran around Brussels on the “Petite Ceinture”.