A "cadener" tram recycled as an auciliary vehicle.
- Manufacturer: Girona.
- Width: 2.00 m.
- Height: 3.59 m.
- Length: 8.90 m.
- Began service: 1899.
- Adapted to be an auxiliary vehicle: Tranvias de Barcelona, S.A 1952
- Decommissioned: 1971
With the arrival of electricity to tram lines in 1899, a number of vehicles known as the ''cadeners'' began to run in Barcelona. These trams were the series with the biggest fleet the city has ever had. As of the 1940s onwards, some 'cadeners' were adapted to work as trailers and others were reconverted into auxiliary vehicles. This is the case of the auxiliary vehicle LV2, which after having been in service since 1899, was transformed in 1952 and reused on the tram network as a track maintenance vehicle until 1971.
Serving in one way or another, the LV2 ran for seventy-two years.The 'cadeners' turned out to be very solid vehicles, with a power of 20.8 hp, with a very resistant 15.4kW engine and with components that would break down little, and when they did, they were repaired in the company's garages, so there was a great deal of specialization in the workshop section. This knowledge of vehicle craftsmanship meant that many chains did not end up in the drainage system and were reused. In the workshops, the new vehicles were assembled, the fleet was repaired, reconstructed and modernized. the drainage of very damaged vehicles, the use of parts for the repairs, the adaptation of vehicles of wide track to narrow track and vice versa, the adaptation in the network of the imported vehicles, the transformation of old trams in trailers by the nuts or in auxiliary vehicles... The LV2 tram is an example of the mastery achieved by the workers of the Barcelona Tramway workshops
The LV2 stopped running not due to vehicle problems but because operating it was no longer viable when in 1971 the last line of the old tramway network stopped working.