If you look a little bit closer in yesterday’s series of post about the Tram Station Café you may have noticed that there is something hiding out the back.
Well, hiding in plain sight that is, but once it got my attention it really grabbed my attention.. and my children were not too far behind me in the excitement of the discovery.
There’s a real TRAM on the other side of this café, and when she saw us pressed up to the glass looking in glee, the lady behind the counter came out and assured us that we were welcome to open the partition doors in the wall and go inside the next room for a closer look. In fact we could even get on board!
At this news both Kiwi Daughter and Little Mr were bouncing like Tigger in their enthusiasm to get on board, so I needed to remind them that it was a beautiful antique vehicle and not a playground fixture so please calm down a little. The space between the wall and the Tram was rather small so it was difficult to get photographs of the tram in it’s entirety, and the steps up were not for me today on crutches so I made do with shots within reach.
However there were some display photographs of the tram out and about in the town, and it fascinated us that unlike our electric trams at home, that this one runs on wheels and is horse drawn. The only disappointment about this fabulous find is that we don’t get to see it with horses hitched up and running. Still, even just looking at it here, it’s hard to prise my children out of the carriage.