Glasgow Standard Tram

Preserving Glasgow Tram No.488

It's history and restoration progress in the UK

Horse tram services started 19 August 1872
Electric traction from 13 October 1898 until 4 September 1962
Tramway abandonment's started in 1926, with major route closures from 1956 onwards
Trolleybuses introduced 3 April 1949 - Abandoned 27 May 1967


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Seeing Glasgow by Tram

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tram routes in Glasgow.
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A further general assortment of tram pictures in the Govan area of Glasgow can be found on this Facebook page.

Historical Pictures of Glasgow Tram 488 [1]

488 at Glasgow Cross
488 at Glasgow Cross
Picture DM488
Photographed by Dave Menzies


Picture 513 -
Unknown Photographer

Ballieston tram Terminus
Picture JF1 - Ballieston Terminus
After it was cut back from the start of the reserved track
Photographed by John Fozard

Dalmarnock Depot
Picture U488 - Dalmarnock Depot
Unknown Photographer

Burnside Terminus - Tram 488 ex works on 17 May 1947
Picture X6911 - Burnside Terminus
17 May 1947, ex-works
Photographed by Bob Clark

Anderston Cross with a route 15 tram reversing c1949
Picture STS2 - Anderston Cross
With a route 15 tram reversing. c1949
Photographed by M H Waller

Glasgow tram 488 newly overhauled, 28th June 1960
Picture STS3 - 488 newly overhauled
28th June 1960. On railway bridge, Albert Drive
Photographed by Struan Robertson

Anderston Cross, May 1961
Picture STS5 - Dukes Road, Burnside Terminus
May 1961, back in service
Photographer unknown/STTS collection

Springburn, Hawthorn Street tram Terminus
Picture STS1 - Springburn, Hawthorn Street Terminus with 488 as white car
Very poor picture but displayed for historical reasons
It does prove that 488 carried this livery. Taken 1938
Photographed by W Fisher

Hielanman's Umbrella on Argyle Street
Picture GT8 - Hielanman's Umbrella
on Argyle Street

Showing 488 just before going to Paris
Photograph from Thomas Mann collection




Other sources of photographs of No. 488 in service:
"Round Glasgow by Tram" [Ian Stewart] - P.17 [lower] [black & white]
"The Wearing of the Green" [William M. Tollan] - Inside front cover [colour]
"The Twilight Years of the Glasgow Tram" [A. Gordon] - P.32 / 88 / 92 / 118 [all colour]

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