A trunk route then?There is some wonderful film of tramway days in the Kingsway Tunnel in the film "The Elephant Will Never Forget" which is available on You Tube
And... Somewhere near Covent Garden, it would seem?And 'ave a banana!
I think the MER car hauled a wagon-mounted generator rather using battery power; but like you, I can't find any details!I believe that a Manx Electric Railway tram traversed the Islands Steam railway towing a generator car as part of the year of the railways celebrations. I am unable to locate photographs.
I certainly remember that occurring. Anyone with a decent library of Back numbers of the Narrow Gauge Railway Society Journal ought to be able to find references to it.I think the MER car hauled a wagon-mounted generator rather using battery power; but like you, I can't find any details!
There still are, playmofire, for example in Bordeaux, Angers, Reims, Orléans, Dubai Rio de Janeiro and in Nice, where Line 2 has been open since last December and now runs from Magnan in the west of the centre to, alternately, the airport and the CADAM administrative centre, both of which are at the western end of the agglomeration. The eastern terminus will eventually be at the port.I'm sure there were tram systems in the past that had pickups in the road via studs, rather like a third rail system.
Unfortunately, it doesn't work with worm gears - a flywheel helps, but you need to have something like the old 00 Playcraft drives to be able to coast.I have heard from a couple of reliable sources that when the modern latter-day midland metro runs up the BIlston road into Wolverhampton, it has to travel under two plate girder bridges carrying the main Birmingham railway line.
The layout is such that there is a "dead" length of catenary under these bridges and as such the tram has to coast across the gap! There is a slight incline on this section which means that the drivers have to get it right if they are not to stall! Now how about that for a modelling challenge?