Tarinoita ratikoista is a book full of fascinating information about the history of tram traffic in Helsinki. Each era features a spread with pictures and quick facts that deal with the real events behind the stories. The book also includes answers to tricky questions often asked by children, such as ‘How much does a tram weigh?’ For the book, Helsinki day-care groups also told what children would like to know about trams.
The stories are written by curator Anna Finnilä and the illustrations are by illustrator and art teacher Jonna Jylhä. Together, with a team at the Helsinki City Museum, they have compiled information and memories of Helsinki trams from archives and industry publications, interviewed former tram drivers and conductors, and dug up treasures from the museum collections to delight the readers.
Into & Helsinki City Museum, 2022.