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On Wednesday there will be a parade of 40 historic trams through the centre of Brussels, to mark the 150th anniversary of the city getting its first ones 😍🚃…
There’s definitely a disproportionate number of Brits waiting for these trams 🚃
Horse pulling this tram was not impressed by this coach
I really fancy a Cointreau for some reason
Still on the horses
Ladies and gentlemen.... we have reached electricity
I like how they’ve dressed everyone up in costumes from the era of the tram, good attention to detail!
They are coming too fast for me to keep up!!!
they’ve clearly decided on a dark green colour at this point in history. A good personal brand for trams 🚃
Spoke too soon, we’ve switched it up to yellow... a colour which still adorns Brussels trams to this day. If only the trams in service moved this fast!
Just all over the place with the colours at this point, is this guy lost? Sorry I’m not more knowledgable
Yellow is back, baby.... it’s good again. (Stella Artois and Persil adverts are v much a mood)
Things are getting a bit unruly here... people are standing more and more in the road, desperate to get a glimpse of these wonderful trams!
These are starting to look more and more like contemporary trams. I think we’re safely post-war now
Lovely stuff
I’m not certain but I think this is the first one with doors instead of an open platform for boarding. Also I want to reiterate that this Twitter feed is NOT sponsored by Stella Artois
Starting to get quite futuristic here
Is this part of the parade or just a tram in service? Who can tell at this point!
Ok people standing in the way is getting properly annoying now
Ooo a smart blue stripe has appeared in the livery. But how long will it last?
The bloke in this one seems to be just hitching a ride back to the depot
The Belgian police are getting annoyed and moving everyone back. Such enthusiasm!
Nice detail here, this one has the black yellow and red of the Belgian flag along the roofline
Just realised some people in the crowd seem to have little booklets telling them what the trams are, probably should have got one of those
Lovely paintjob on this one, that’s the STIB (transit authority) logo on its doors
I know this one! It’s a Presidents Conference Committee (PCC) tram and they still use them today (though they’re mostly being replaced by modern low floor ones)
Or maybe this is the PCC! Or maybe they both are?! Who knows... enjoy the mystery #journalism
This one is very futuristic, it might be the preview of the new tram - or possibly the current one, it looks very similar
Gosh, we’ve been treated to an encore by the horse tram, just in time to pass this modern tram with a sort of cartoon livery. Everyone is clapping! 👏 Nice juxtaposition
Pretty sure this is just a regular tram now. It’s still good though!! The ones from before are coming back the other way but you can just scroll up if you want to see them again!
I thought it was often but then THIS came past - looks like a restaurant on a tram, cool idea @_DiningCar
It’s not over.... people are very excited by this one (promise it’s not me yelling)
This seems to be some sort of maintainance or freight tram 🚃
Ah yes, ‘depannage’ means ‘troubleshooting’ essentially. This one is full of tools. Bonus Belgian police riding alongside on Segways
This one looks haunted, like it could kidnap you
Wonder what’s in here... probably beer (it’s probably to do with maintainance)
This tram rescues other trams I think. She has axles on a trailer behind her (are trams ‘she’?)
Something else to do with maintenance, nice of them to put these in the parade really
Wow they’re just showing off now, this one is ridiculously long and has snow ploughs on it
Absolutely no idea what this is, they must have found it at the back o the depot
This looks like a truck but IT ISNT, the tyre wheels aren’t turning, it’s been mounted on a tram bogie wtf. Does Dr Frankenstein work for STIB?
I think this is the last thing in the parade.... it’s not a tram, it’s a tiny car with STIB written on it... and it’s flying the red flag. I accidentally shot it in slow-motion. Happy international workers’ day, comrades!
A little parting shot of the trams all coming back down the street - thanks for reading/watching!
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