Rua Brito Capelo around 1950

Rua Brito Capelo

Rua Brito Capelo

This photo of around 1950 is taken in the northern part of Rua Brito Capelo. The street has now the typical layput of tram tracks at the sides next to the pavements and cars parking in the middle. A Belga tram is heading north. Remarkable are the many bicycles parked at the curb. They were kept standing by putting the right pedal down on the curb.

Rua Brito Capelo around 1920

Rua Brito Capelo

Rua Brito Capelo

A Brill tram with a bogie trailer heading north. This part of Rua Brito Capelo has already double track. The tram has no fenders, so the photo was not made later as 1926. In the background at the right is another Brill-tram + trailer combination in the curve between Rua Godinho and Rua Thomaz Ribeiro.

Avenida do Brasil around 1925

Avenida do Brasil

Avenida do Brasil

Tram 201 on Avenida do Brasil. This is one of the 7-window A Constructora of 1907. The tram already got closed platforms and has the resistances on the platform roofs, which proves it had new electric equipments. The tram does not have fenders. This tram lost its number in the second half of 1926 to a bogie tram. The new number however is unknown.

Rua dos Clerigos around 1945

Rua dos Clerigos

Rua dos Clerigos

Brill-32 tram 253 is almost at the top of Rua dos Clerigos. The name of the street in the background, Rua de Santo António, shows that the postcard was produced in or after 1940. Between 1910 and 1940 this street was called Rua 31 de Janeiro, a name it has now again. The postcard was used in 1948.

Carmo around 1920

Carmo

Carmo

This postcard shows the name Praça Parada Leitão, which in fact is around the corner at the left. On the photo is Praça da Universidade, until 1835 known as Largo do Carmo and later as Praça dos Voluntários da Rainha. Since 1936 it has the official name Praça de Gomes Teixeira, but it’s unofficially also known as Praça dos Leões. Most often this place is called Carmo.
The University building is at the left. In the background is the Hôspital de Santo António and at the right the Carmo and Carmelitas churches. The Carmo church is just passed by one of the three A Constructora trams build in 1907. It has still open platforms and a second trolley-pole for working across the Ponte Luís I to VN de Gaia.

Praça da Batalha and Igreja de Santo Ildefonso around 1929

Praça da Batalha

Praça da Batalha

Busy tram traffic in front of the Igreja de Santo Ildefonso. The rule of the way is right, which places the photo after 1 june 1928. Tram 249 working on line 14 is on the way to Devezas. I’s followed by tram 239 working on line 17, which has almost reached its terminus. Tram 249 is of the Brill-23 type and has a second trolley-pole for crossing the Ponte Luís I. Tram 239 is of the Brill-28 type, in this case made by widening a Brill tram of the 1909 order. Number and exact type of the third tram cannot be determined, but it looks like a Brill-23 of the 1910 or maybe 1912 order.

Teatro Nacional São João around 1925

Teatro Nacional São João

Teatro Nacional São João

An UEC build tram is standing on the terminus track of line 17, It has the number 133, which means the photo was not taken before 1924. As it has no fenders the photo was not taken after 1926. The tram has still the original platforms but already the resistances on the platform roofs. Likely this was one of trams which got new Siemens D58 motors around 1923.
Partly hidden behind a tree is a 6-window tram build by A Constructora.

Teatro Nacional São João around 1923

Teatro Nacional São João

Teatro Nacional São João

The original building inaugurated in 1798 was destroyed by fire in 1908. This is the new building on the same location inaugurated in 1920. The postcard was used in 1931. Next to the theatre is a tram coming from VN de Gaia. It is a former mule tram electrified around the turn of the century.

Castelo da Leça around 1927

Castelo da Leça

Castelo da Leça

A Brill tram next to the Castelo da Leça. The tram has the number 223 and fenders, which proves the photo is not taken before 1926. As the figures are white, the tram must still be green and the photo was not taken later as 1933. The light-box for the destination stencils are still failing and the line number is still of the old circular type. It shows the number 1. Since 1928 on this line bogie trams were used. The crew is busy to reverse direction.