The horse draw tram

Ludwig’s Monday Windows March 21

This tram is a reproduction of the trams that ran in 1894 at Victor Harbour, South Australia. This tram was built in 1986 and runs today regularly from 10:30am with the 4pm tram the last one. The Victor Harbour Tram operates from the mainland across the 630 metres long Causeway to Granite Island.

Here is the story of the horses that pull the tram.

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    1. The initial pull is around 80kgs, once the tram is rolling the horse doesn’t do anything but plod along. The horse is around a tonne in weight. The get love and attention at the end of each journey too 🙂

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  1. What a lovely piece of the past. At Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight where I live, there is the donkey wheel which until recently was used to draw the water from the well – as a tourist attraction only now, of course. The donkeys worked only an hour or so at a time and had a great life and when too old were pastured out in donkey heaven.

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