Sunday, December 30, 2007

Streetcar desirables

The National Geographic has named the top ten tram rides in the world in a book Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the world's Greatest Trips:

  • 501 Queen St car, Toronto.
  • George Benson waterfront streetcar, Seattle.
  • St. Charles streetcar, New Orleans.
  • Streetcar F, San Francisco.
  • Trams on Hong Kong Island.
  • Tram 96, Melbourne.
  • No. 2 tram, Budapest.
  • Tram 68, Berlin.
  • No. 2 tram, Amsterdam.
  • No. 28 tram, Lisbon.

As you might expect it is a little North America-centric. I would add the Vancouver Downtown Historic Railway - see PunchBuggy Passim - and the Christchurch Tramway in New Zealand - both tourist trams but none the worse for that.

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