Vintage Tram Ride

Yesterday we went to down town Helsinki for a vintage tram ride which we already planned to do last summer. We sat in the open wagon/trailer which is from 1919. It was strange and a bit scary. I would have felt much more comfortable wearing both a helmet and a seat belt. You could feel the draft of the passing cars and trams. I was happy to sit on the side of the sidewalk. It was not a smooth ride. It was a lot of swaying and rattling. I kept my fingers crossed for it not to fall of the rail. During all the ride I had to hold on to the seat with my other hand and with the other one I took pictures. Understandable I had to delete many because they were too blurry. Anyway, it was interesting and worth the price. The old trams has the old elegance but the nowadays trams are more comfortable.

Hmmm, 5 € / person

Hmmm, 5 € / person

Oh, here it comes. Let's go !

Oh, here it comes. Let’s go !

The conductor said when rainy all sit in the front car. Good, it's not so we get to sit in the open trailer.

The conductor said when rainy all sit in the front car. Good, it’s not so we get to sit in the open trailer.

Oops, just a thin railing to prevent falling off !

Oops, just a thin railing to prevent falling off !

He is just talking, talking . . .

He is just talking, talking . . .

Boooring, can't we go now ? !

Boooring, can’t we go now ? !

Hey, we are moving. L. hold on to my leash cause this to me seems unsafe.

Hey, we are moving. L. hold on to my leash cause this to me seems unsafe.

Going up the Aleksanterinkatu.

Going up the Aleksanterinkatu.

Still on Aleksanterinkatu.

Still on Aleksanterinkatu.

Outside Stockmann department store about to turn to the right to Mannerheimintie.

Outside Stockmann department store about to turn to the right to Mannerheimintie.

Down the Kaivokatu passing the Railwaystation on the left. There are the stone lantern statues.

Down the Kaivokatu passing the Railwaystation on the left. There are the stone lantern statues.

Turning from Kaiseniemenkatu to Elisabetinkatu.

Turning from Kaiseniemenkatu to Elisabetinkatu.

The ride is over. Still time to take a couple of photos from inside the front car.

The ride is over. Still time to take a couple of photos from inside the front car.

This is where the driver operates.

This is where the driver operates.

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4 thoughts on “Vintage Tram Ride

  1. saxsilverain

    ooo, that looks so nice! i’ve always only seen it from afar, have not yet tried it myself. did Canelo enjoy it, even when it was a bit scary? πŸ˜€
    and oh, thank goodness nowadays the trams are more comfortable. imagine having to ride that old version in the winter. brrrrr!!

    wonderful pictures as always, thank you so much for sharing your experience!

    Reply
    1. aheikkinen Post author

      Thank you saxsilverain πŸ™‚ Yes. go πŸ˜€ They operate weekends, Saturdays and Sundays except if bad weather. Last weekend for the season is 29th – 30th of August.

      Reply

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