Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin
Blechbahn (literally “tin train”) or tram Line 3 (Model T-24), here east of Südstern in Hasenheide Street (image through Drehscheibe Forum).
The photo must have been taken before November 15, 1963 – on that day the tram service along the southern section of No. 3 Line (Elsenstraße in Neukölln to Fehrbelliner Platz in Wilmersdorf) was irreversibly capped.
Between 1946 and 1951 No. 3 was one of the longest tram lines in Berlin, an almost exact copy of the pre-WWII No. 3 or “Großer Ring”. Unfortunately, the full ring existed for only four weeks, finally broken by the division of the city into Ost and West.