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Vienna Cars Move to National City Depot - August 6, 2005 (Set 1)

San Diego Trolley workers prepare to couple Car NH 6888 from Vienna, Austria to their modern Trolley. Since they use the same coupling mechanism, workers were able to use the newer cars to rearrange the Vienna cars to a track with better access for the flatbed truck.

Photo by Andy Goddard

 
San Diego Trolley Car 1067 pulls Vienna Car NH 6888 towards a track with paving. San Diego's landmark Convention Center can be seen in the right background.

Photo by Andy Goddard

 
Car NH 6888 reaches a track on the west side of the MTS yard where the tracks can be better accessed by the truck.

Photo by Andy Goddard

 
Car 1031, one of San Diego Trolley's original Siemens Duewag U2 models couples with Vienna cars NH 6890 and NH 6891 so it can join Car NH 6888 on the west side of the yard.

Photo by Andy Goddard

 
MTS workers watch as the red Vienna cars NH 6891 (front) and NH 6890 (middle) are pushed into place. Note the solar powered switch unit near the center of the photo. The San Diego Convention Center is in the background.

Photo by Andy Goddard

 
The disassembled pantographs from the Vienna Cars were located in the MTS yard and brought to the National City Depot the day before the Big Move.

Photo by Jim Price

 
Car NH 6890 waiting in the MTS yard. The cars were moved to a easier to access track and spaced farther apart.

Photo by Chris Higgins

 
Car NH 6891 sits at the MTS / San Diego Trolley yard in downtown San Diego on the west side of the yard waiting for the truck.

Photo by Chris Higgins

 
Car NH 6888 sits waiting for transport. San Diego's Petco Park is in the left background.

Photo by Chris Higgins

 
Car NH 6891 shows a fairly complete control panel. The last time the cars were run was in 1981 in Vienna, Austria. Since then, items have been removed and misplaced. We hope to locate some of these items in the future.

Photo by Chris Higgins

 

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