Daimler motorized streetcar.

  • Legend 1: Daimler motorized streetcar

  • Daimler motorized streetcar.

    Gottlieb Daimler started operating a motorized narrow-gauge streetcar on the occasion of the 1887 public festival in Cannstatt. Powered by the Grandfather Clock, it commuted between Wilhelmsplatz and Kursaal (Cannstatt’s main square and health resort), attracting great public attention. From 1890, Daimler offered the larger and more powerful version with V2 engine shown here.

    • Cylinders V2
    • Displacement 63 cu in
    • Output 2 hp (1.5 kW)
    • at engine speed 620/min
    • Top speed 12 mph
    • Seats 10