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Auckland Tram Number 304

Summary
Number 304 was one of the Auckland, New Zealand, Freight/Works trams which operated from 1913 until 1957. It was built in the Ponsonby Depot and commissioned on 1 August 1913. 304 was designed to carry rails for reconstruction and construction of the Auckland Tramway network and was perhaps one of the most unique trams in service in New Zealand. During peace celebrations following World War I, in 1919, No. 304 carried a brass band up and down Queen Street. 10 December 1956 was number 304's last journey into Central Auckland where it removed the remains of a damaged safety zone. It was the last tram to move under power on the original tram system in 1957, towing tram 248 now at Museum of Transport & Technology. Number 304's Blackwell trolley standard which the trolley pole's were attached to were removed in 1957. They were later sent to the Museum of Transport & Technology in Auckland where they were fitted to two trams when undergoing restoration (numbers 44 & 11). No. 304's crane c
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