I'm aware that public transport, and therefore the fleet or rolling stock is not that important for most Americans. But in Europe, we can easily get more attached to our trams than our cars since we use them more. That's why I was sad to see my daily rides go to hell in the outskirts of Budapest.
A brand new standardized Euro-pallet costs $13. Add wheels, and you just won at everything.
Siemens delivered 40 Combino Plus trams to Budapest back in 2007. These happen to be the world's longest passenger trams at 177.13 feet, although one is a little shorter now thanks to this accident. The 'giant caterpillar' is down, and here's what happened.