Probably inspired by the Belgas the workshops constructed in 1929 and 1930 sixteen 4-wheel cars with the same type of modern roofs as the Belgas. The very deep windows however were in the more American style, although not of the semi-convertible construction as the Brill cars. Instead of that the windows could be removed during the summer period. When open it was allowed to smoke in the cars, which gave them their nickname. Converting the cars twice a year was abandoned in later years and the windows were replaced by a type that could be opened by the passengers.

Fumista tram CCFP no.305 on Praça da Liberdade about 1933. Detail of a postcard.

During the CCFP period they served mainly on line 2, with much working on the lines 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the mid-1930‘s. They were also used on other lines except to Gaia.

Fumista tram CCFP descends Rua dos Clerigos, about 1945

Originally the cars had two trolley-poles with the resistors at the centre of the roof. Later the configuration was changed into one trolley-pole and resistors on the roofs of the platforms.

Fumista tram STCP no.301 at Boavista about 1947. The tram still has two trolley-poles. (MCE)
  • length 9.57 m
  • width 2.47 m
  • weight 11700 kg
  • truck Brill 21E
  • wheelbase 2.15 m
  • motors GE 270; 2 x 55 hp
  • controllers GE B54E
  • seating 28 original, reduced to 22
Fumista tram STCP no.313 at Castelo da Foz, 9 October 1968.
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Fumista tram STCP no.300 on Avenida da Boavista near Pinheiro Manso, about 1968.
Fumista tram STCP no.309 at Boavista, about 1968.
Fumista tram STCP no.314 on Avenida da Boavista near Pinheiro Manso, about 1968.
Musemtram Fumista no.315 in Massarelos during a special service, 5 May 2018.


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