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Two brothers, Francisco and Luciano Maria Cordeiro de Sousa, founded a company named Carris de Ferro de Lisboa, in Rio de Janeiro (BR) in 1871. The purpose of this company was to construct a tram system in Lisbon. In 1873 the town council of Lisbon gave its permission to these plans, and at midnight on September the 16th the first tram ride was med. The wagons were drawn by mules during the first years, but in 1901 electric wagons were introduced.

The traditional yellow tramways have been replaced or renewed these last years, but some mythical lines have been kept with the old wagons, like the 28 and the 15. Maly & Tanton & J.G.Brill built many of these wagons before the First World War in Sheffield, UK.

This photo was taken in Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square), which has been extensively presented here in TE by other members, hence I won’t be commenting.

On a more personal side, this is the city where I was born and where I spent the first 25 years of my life. I guess it was about time that I uploaded a photograph of it.

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