Praça around 1909

Praça Dom Pedro IV

Praça Dom Pedro IV / Praça da Liberdade

Although the postcard itself says Praça da Liberdade, the photo was likely made before the 1910 revolution changing Portugal from a monarchy into a republic. All trams of the photo are of pre-1910 types. In the foreground is 124, a former mule tram. In the background are 123 and another, maybe 118. At the left is the Palácio das Cardosas, in the background the Rua dos Clerigos with the church and tower of that name.

Praça around 1908

Praça Dom Pedro IV

Praça Dom Pedro IV

On Praça are the trams 151, build in 1904 by the local company A Constructora, and 124, an electrified former mule tram. Behind these two trams are two other trams. At the right is one of the two open trams 141-142, likely 142, converted in 1904 by A Constructora from a mule tram to an electric tram.
At the left is the Palácio das Cardosas, at the right the Igeja dos Congrelados. In the background is the Rua dos Clerigos with the church and tower of that name.

Praça around 1904

Praça Dom Pedro IV

Praça Dom Pedro IV

Although the postcard says Praça da Liberdade, which means it was printed after 1910, the photo is from quit some years before. The tram at the left has the number 36. The fleet numbers of the trams were raised in 1907 by hundred. Photos showing a Porto electric tram with a number below 100 are not taken later as 1907. Tram 36 was in 1902 converted from a mule tram to an electric tram, which means 1903 is the earliest year this photo can be taken.
The number of the tram at the right is alas hidden by a lady with a basket on her head. This tram has a BSI truck and might be one of the three trams build new in 1898/9 by the workshops or a former mule tram / steam tram trailer converted to electric tram about the same period. At the left is the Palácio das Cardosas and in the background the Rua dos Clerigos with the church and tower of that name.

Praça around 1905

Praça

Praça

This stereo photo shows tramcar 46 with in the background one of the two open trams 41-42. Tramcar 46 was build in 1904 by the local company A Constructora and in 1906/7 reconstructed by the workshops into a 7-window car getting the number 201. The trams 41 and 42 were in 1904 converted by A Constructora from mule trams to electric trams. The photo is taken on Praça Dom Pedro IV, since 1910 Praça da Libedade.

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.