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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Historical Pictures of Glasgow Tram 488 [2]

Dateline: 23rd March 2014
Pictures of 'caur' 488 out and about on the streets of Glasgow between 1959 and 1961.

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GCT 488 at New City Road
853 - New City Road

GCT 488 at Farme Cross
854 - Farme Cross

GCT 488 at Bothwell Street
855 - Bothwell Street

GCT 488 at Pollokshaws Road/Albert Drive
860 - Pollokshaws Road/Albert Drive on an Enthusiasts' Tour
4th June 1961

GCT 488 at Hope Stree/St. Vincent Street
862 - Hope Street/St. Vincent Street - Enthusiasts' Tour
4th June 1961

GCT 488 near Abercombie Street
863 - Near Abercombie Street
3rd June 1961

Upstairs interior of GCT 488
864 - Upstairs interior of 488
3rd June 1961

GCT 488 at Shawfield turning at Douglas Street
865 - Shawfield turning at Douglas Street
3rd June 1961

GCT 488 at Shawfield terminus
866 - Shawfield terminus
3rd June 1961

Trams 488 and 1051 at Dalmarnock Depot
867 - Trams 488 and 1051 at Dalmarnock Depot
3rd June 1961

GCT 488 at Ruby Street
868 - Ruby Street
28th May 1961

GCT 488 at Shettleston [Gartocher Road]
869 - Shettleston [Gartocher Road]
25th March 1961

GCT 488 at Argyle Street
870 - Argyle Street
22nd March 1961

GCT 488 at Argyle Street 22nd March 1961
872 - Argyle Street
22nd March 1961

GCT 488 at Glasgow Cross 22nd March 1961
874 - Glasgow Cross with 488 approaching and a 'Q1' style trolleybus about to cross from High Street into Saltmarket. Unfortunately, a policeman on point duty [remember them?] is obscuring the identity of the trolleybus. 22nd March 1961

GCT 488 at Glasgow Cross, 22nd
873 - Glasgow Cross with 488 approaching via Gallowgate about to cross into Trongate
22nd March 1961

GCT 488 in Coplawhill Works 23rd June 1960
875 - Coplawhill Works
23rd June 1960

GCT 488 at Argyle Street/Hope Street
876 - Argyle Street/Hope Street
22nd April 1961

GCT 488 at Anderston Cross
877 - Anderston Cross
25th March 1961

GCT 488 at Anderston Cross
878 - Anderston Cross
25th March 1961

GCT 488 at Kelvinside
879 - Kelvinside with 'caurs' 488 and 224
16th January 1960

GCT 488 at Kelvinside
880 - Kelvinside
10th January 1959


GCT 488 at Anderston Cross
881 - Anderson Cross
25th March 1961


GCT 488s at Coplawhill Works
883 - Coplawhill Works
Repairs to 488 under way using a replacement dash from 528

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