Ferrymead Heritage Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

The Tramway Historical Society Inc.

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St Kilda Depot of Dunedin City & Suburban Tramway Co. showing a selection of Dunedin horse trams (Photo Russell Grigg - THS Collection)




Dunedin Trailer No. 18 just prior to being transported to Ferrymead for restoration (THS Collection)




Dunedin horse tram 18 getting a test run on the Ferrymead Tramway at the end of its restoration just prior to being transported to the City Tramway (1995?) Photo - THS Collection




Dunedin Trailer No. 18 behind Christchurch Brill No. 178 in Armagh St. (Photo Colin Loach)




Dunedin Trailer No. 18 being used as a horse tram in Worcester Boulevard, Nov 1995. It had been hired for a wedding (Photo Colin Loach)




Dunedin Trailer No. 18 behind Dunedin Boxcar No. 11 on City Tramway in "Cathedral Junction" on City Tramwau in Christchurch prior to "Cathedral Junction" being constructed (Photo Colin Loach)




Dunedin Trailer No. 18 behind Dunedin Boxcar No. 11 on City Tramway in Christchurch outside Cathedral junction following repaint to Red and Cream colour scheme (Photo Colin Loach)

Date Built 1880's, pre 1883
Written Off
Acquired by THS
From Originally preserved by the Otago branch of the NZ Railway and Locomotive Society, who donated it to THS as it didnít fit their collection policy.
Restored February 1995 for use on City Tramway.

The Dunedin City & Suburban Tramway Co. Ltd. purchased steam trams, horse trams/trailer cars and horses from David Proudfoot in February 1883 and carried on the tramway operation in Dunedin until taken over by the Dunedin City Corporation in 1901. There were five Dunedin built single deck, 4 wheeled trailers of the style of No. 18 with 8 side windows incorporating small fanlight windows above, and separate canopy above the driver. The trailer was recovered from Dunedin and brought up to Ferrymead where it was restored for use as a trailer and leased to Christchurch City Tramway.

On the City Tramway, it normally operates as a trailer with Dunedin Box Car 11, and was repainted to more closely match the colour scheme of that vehicle.