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Retired trams face off in the museum's train shed.
A two-tone streetcar has a color-coordinated ad banner for AEG washing machines.
The meter-gauge trams were surprisingly spacious, with comfortable upholstered seats.
This "Messwagen" was used to check for track irregularities.
In the final days of Stuttgart's meter-gauge streetcar network, trams were painted with farewell messages. "Pfüeti" is a word in the local dialect that means "May God be with you."
In addition to streetcars, the tramway museum has a vintage Mercedes-Benz coach from a bus route that replaced a streetcar line in 1961. The bus left service in 1976, spent the early years of its retirement at a museum in Heidelberg, and was subsequently restored over a nine-year period at a cost of 300,000 euros. (The bus is now used for excursions and private rentals.)
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