Over a week during Christmas 2010, a horse drawn Double Decker tram was dusted off (the tram, not the Clydedales ) and put to work. It was to celebrate the Tramway Extension Project. The tram dates back to the 1880’s.
Sadly, of course, this project came to screaming halt maybe even as early as the Boxing Day 2010 earthquake.
Reports from that week state the amazement from the Christmas shoppers at how easily these Clydesdales pulled the tram along. In fact, people struggled to kept up with them on foot!
I do hope this returns to the city, even just as a celebration of getting our city back.
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