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They were convertible buses; the longest ones, with a removable top


Bañaderas appeared in the 1930s. They were convertible buses; the longest ones, with a removable hood, gray. In the summer, the hood was not laid, but in the winter, it closed completely. Green and white, the bath bath had two rows of 20 double seats each, plus a row of individual seats, which were armed with the respective arms, with its total capacity of 50 passengers sitting, as it was not possible to travel standing. Regular trips were during the weekday, to the racecourse, and in the evenings, walks around the city or to the Balneario de la Costanera Sur, where a visit to the traditional brewery “Munich”, allowed to taste an exquisite beer chopp and enjoy the varieté shows. Its official stops were close to the railway stations, in Plaza Once, Plaza Constitución, Retiro station and in front of Congress. He was obliged in school excursions, where at first thing, students and teachers climbed into this picturesque vehicle, destined to a city park, to live a different day, enjoying the classic games or improvised football matches, grade against grade, motive for jokes and disputes. On Saturdays and Sundays, the bañeras took another course: hired by the auctioners, they transported free those interested in acquiring the land to crown the dream of their own home and finally get away from the pigsty of the conventillo

Publication Date: 04/10/2018

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