Trams in Milan, 1973

I happened to see a quartet of Milanese tram slides for sale on an online auction site a few months ago. I submitted the minimum bid and, lo and behold, I won. I guess there isn’t much competition for this type of slide!

All of the slides are dated 1973 but have no other markings. The lead tram slide shows #5119. According to Wikipedia this series was retired in 1986.

Tram in Milan, 1973
Tram 1591 in Milan

I have no idea where in Milan these were photographed but they all seem to be in the same area.

Trams in Milan, 1973
Tram 1766 and others in Milan

I love these old slides, not just for the trams but also for the old automobiles and signs.

Green tram in Milan, 1973
Tram 1523 in Milan

See my own photos of Milanese trams

2 thoughts on “Trams in Milan, 1973”

  1. Hello, Steve;

    I have a pretty extensive collection of 35MM photos taken with my Pentax and Nikon cameras so reasonably good quality and although I know where and when they were taken, I never took the time to document them. I now see this as a huge mistake and will try to catch up and list them. Thanks for the wake up call. And these slides are interesting; wonder what types of tram we are seeing, when they were made & where.

    • I wish I had documented my film photos better too! I have some notations but I have to do some cross-referencing to identify when they were taken. We’re never going to have perfect documentation but there’s always room for improvement.

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