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Vienna, Austria New York TARS Streetcars

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After WWII, more than half of Vienna's streetcar fleet was destroyed or damaged. The New York City Third Avenue Railway System, having ceased streetcar operation in June, 1947, had streetcars to sell. Vienna purchased 42 1938/1939-built streetcars from TARS. The cars' purchase was financed under the Marshall Plan for rebuilding Europe after the war. The cars arrived in Vienna between May and July of 1949, but operations using the cars did not begin til March 1950. The cars were wider than Vienna's homegrown streetcars, which limited their usefulness to certain trackage, mostly in the more suburban areas of the city. The cars were finally withdrawn on September 5, 1969.

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Roster Notes

Incomplete list of cars transferred to Vienna. In total, 42 cars made the trip from New York to Vienna. Other cars known to have made the trip: 654, 664

Vienna Number TARS Number Status
4201 ?
4202 637 At Graz Tramway Museum
4203 665
4204 649
4205 638
4206 ?
4207 ?
4208 636 At Vienna Streetcar Museum
4209 ?
4210 627
4211 ?
4212 ?
4213 ?
4214 ?
4215 626
4216 631 At Seashore Trolley Museum
4217 ?
4218 ?
4219 ?
4220 678 At National Capitol Trolley Museum
4221 ?
4222 647
4223 ?
4224 ?
4225 674 At National Tramway Museum
4226 ?
4227 680
4228 653
4229 648
4230 ?
4231 681
4232 ?
4233 ?
4234 634 Located in Ploiesti, Romania
4235 ?
4236 ?
4237 ?
4238 ?
4239 629 At Shore Line Trolley Museum
4240 ?
4241 ?
4242 640 Located in Ploiesti, Romania


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