Thursday 26 September 2019

Trams and Tramways in Cape Town

CAPE TIMES - 1924, April 8

City Tramways Company Ltd. provides a luxurious means of seeing what is admittedly the finest mountain scenery in the world – 92 miles of glorious motoring, including luncheon and afternoon tea.The appreciation of beautiful scenery will be greater if you travel by a C.T.C. Bus, with its deeply upholstered seats, its well-sprung body, and giant pneumatic tyres that eliminate all jolts and jars. The City Tramways Company’s buses are the only buses that have been specially built for our mountain roads, with their stoep gradients, their twists and turns. They are, indeed, the most comfortable buses on the road. 

Once the pride of Cape Town, derelict Camps Bay trams were left to stand in a roofless shed representing all that was left of “The Finest Tram Ride in the World.” The building was to be demolished for the purpose of erecting a palatial block of flats and cinema on the site. (CAPE TIMES - 1933, July 18)

A sad sight in Adderley Street, when the passing of Cape Town’s last rail trams was marked by farewell inscriptions in chalk. (CAPE ARGUS - 1939, January 28)

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