The Sóller Tramway Gallery
Taken in 1998, this photo shows what I believe to be a new trailer under construction in the old sheds at Sóller.
Taken in 1998, this photo shows one of the ex-Carris tramcars during re-construction in the old carriage sheds at Palma.
Taken in 1998, this photo shows the truck of one of the old, original Sóller trams at Sóller.
Taken in 1998, this photo shows the Ferrocarril de Sóller logo on the side of one of the ex-Carris trams being refurbished in the old FS carriage sheds at Palma.
Taken in 1998, this photo shows another of the ex-Carris tramcars being refurbished at Palma.
This photo was taken in 1998, from the rear balcony of a tramcar and shows the top of the Parish Church at Sóller which was designed by a pupil of Gaudi.
Taken in 1998, this photo shows one of the original Sóller trams travelling along the seafront at Puerto de Sóller, towards the terminus.
Taken in 1998, this photo shows one of the old Sóller trams travelling alongside the main road from Sóller towards Puerto de Sóller.
Taken in 1998, this photo shows tram no. 1 on its way along the seafront at Puerto de Sóller, heading for Sóller.
Taken in 1998, this is another photo of ex-Carris tramcar no.20 in the old FS carriage sheds in Palma.
Taken in 1998, this is a photo of the controls of one of the ex-Carris tramcars the old FS carriage sheds in Palma.
A view of the station yard at Sóller.
Also taken in 1998, this photo shows one of the original Sóller tramcars, no.2, coming into the station yard at Sóller to run around the trailer cars prior to its return to Puerto de Sóller.
In this photo tramcar no.2 has drawn its trailer cars into the station yard at Sóller and will run around them, re-attach to the other end of the rake and return to Puerto de Sóller.
Tramcar no.2 at Puerto de Sóller. The tram has left its rake of trailers at the passenger terminus and has run forward to the gates of the Naval Yard. It is now about to reverse and run round the rake in order to take it back to Sóller.
This photo shows the interior of the Naval Yard at Puerto de Sóller and you can see quite clearly where an extension of the tram tracks, built in the 1920's used to run within the yard - the tracks are still there but have been tarred over. During the Spanish civil war these tracks were used to deliver torpedoes manufactured at San Caubet to warships anchored here.
This is Sóller tram no.4 which was obtained in 1959 from Bilbao Tramways along with another car which was converted to trailer car no.7. It had originally been intended that no.7 should also be a power car but the difficulties encountered in converting the gauge of the geared power trucks from the wider gauge used in Bilbao resulted in the decision to make it an unpowered trailer. This photo was taken in Sóller town, just north of the main square, and the tram is heading for Puerto de Sóller.
This shows the track where it runs through the northern outskirts of Sóller town, about a quarter of a mile beyond the location of the previous picture. On both sides of the track are cultivated areas where oranges and lemons are grown.
Taken in 1998, an ornamental gateway leading from the old Sóller gasworks onto the tram tracks. I would be grateful for any further information on this subject.
Taken in 1998, this is another view of the northern boundary wall of the old Sóller gasworks and you can quite clearly see where an entrance has been filled in. I believe this used to house a spur off the tram tracks to facilitate the delivery of coal. Again, I would be grateful for any further information on this subject.
Taken in 1998, this photo was taken from a couple of hundred metres beyond the last picture but facing north, towards Puerto de Sóller. The buildings in the distance are on the main Sóller to Puerto de Sóller road at the point where it is traversed by the tram tracks to reach the main passing loop at a place called "Cruce"
Taken in 1998, this photo was taken from a few metres beyond the last picture but facing south, towards Sóller. Tram no.2 is one of the trams purchased for the opening of the tramway in 1911.
Taken in 1998, this photo is of one of the ex-Carris tramcars before refurbishing.
(c) Ray Wilkinson