Coventry Corporation Transport Society

Trailer Conversions

Reproduced from A S Denton and F P Groves, Coventry Transport 1884-1940, BTHG (1985)
original citation FGP collection

These trams were otiginally built as the trailer bogie cars for the steam tramway.  They were converted to electric trams shortly after the opening of the electric tramway.  Electric tram 5 remained unchanged throughout its working life after conversion.

Manufacturer Brush (Loughborough)
Type 4-wheel double deck open top cars on Peckham cantilever trucks with 2 Westinghouse 17 hp motors and Westinghouse controllers
Upper deck seats arranged longitudinally as a knifeboard 
Converted from steam tramway bogie trailer cars
Upper deck: 28 seats    Lower saloon: 26 seats
Number Converted Withdrawn Notes
5 1896   Transferred to Coventry Corporation Transport in 1912
6 1896 1904 Peckham trucks and electrical components used for the replacement trams of the same numbers
7 1896 1904
8 1896 1904
9 1896 1904
10 1896 1904