In August 2020 Bratislava saw the return of the 1913-built inter-city tram that had operated between Vienna and the Slovak capital from 1914 to 1945, and added to Bratislava’s unique character. When the route was decommissioned, the GANG Eg 5 locomotive was displayed at Mariazell Railway Museum in Austria, while the GANZ Eg 6 was put into „retirement“ in excellent condition. However, the tram’s owner nevertheless decided to offer it for sale or even the crushing yard.
Happily, the scrap-destined old tram was rescued at a tune of almost EUR 10,000 – with a similar amount earmarked for full reconstruction. Following this loving care and attention from rail enthusiasts, the beautifully restored tram will once again be ready to grace Bratislava’s tram network for special commemorative trips.
Original source in Slovak language: www.bratislavskenoviny.sk