Prototype Refurbished Car 143 第一架翻新電車143號

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The ‘1986 trams’ were not new.  The cars were refurbished from trams built to the 1950 design and retained the original underframes and structural pillars.

The prototype refurbished car was 143, which was launched on 4 February 1986 in a livery of British Racing Green.  It still carried lifeguards at that time.

第一批翻新電車是以原有的車身改裝,故車身高度跟戰後款電車一樣。

143號是第一架翻新的電車,改變了原有的電車外貌。1986年2月4日正式投入服務,車身髹上特別的綠色並仍然保留舊式防撞欄。

These photographs show the upper and lower saloons of refurbished car 143, revealing its impressive fibreglass seats and repositioned rear staircase.

全新面貌的143號,車廂換上橙色纖維座椅,車尾樓梯位置亦被更換。

Special thanks to T.V. Runnacles

Car 143 soon lost its green livery and successively acquired two overall advertisements for CSL. Note the lifeguards had been removed and replaced by deep fenders in the second picture.

143號一直帶著CSL全車身廣告,後來舊式防撞欄已被移除,為鋁板所取代。

HKT 143 : Lars F. Richter Photo (CSL Shop, MAY-1989, Statue Square/Central)

Even the new 143 (built 1991) retained an old-style resistor cover with two rear ventilators.  This feature finally disappeared during overhaul sometime in or after 2003.

早期翻新車特色之一的車頂電箱,2003年左右亦成為歷史。

HKT 143: Lars F. Richter Photo (7-APR-1999, Kennedy Town Praya/Holland Street)

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