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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Just to let you know

It was originally intended to use this area of the web site as a Guest Book where site visitors could leave messages for all to read on any matters relating to the restoration of Glasgow 488.

Unfortunately such a feature seems to be a magnet for spammers to leave nonsense messages whose underlining purpose was nothing more than promoting their own web site. As many as 20 or more such messages were being left on our sister site 796.trolleybus.net and that takes a lot of effort to clear up the resultant mess.

So there is no interactive Guest Book on this site. Instead the Webmaster will capture the most interesting comments made within emails sent to info@488.cyberpictures.net and reproduce them manually in the adjacent red box.

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We really do appreciate comments made and welcome contributions to any page on this web site but in reproducing feedback received, Hugh Taylor does not necessarily endorse anything appearing below.

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Additionally a mailing list has been sent up to keep those interested in the restoration project informed as work proceeds. If you would like to join this mailing list, then please sign up here: 488 Mailing List. The facility is designed primary for the Trustees to push out information to all subscribers but it is initially configured for any subscriber to post messages to all subscribers. That feature will be discontinued if abused. To post a message to all registered users, then use this email address: 488@cyberpictures.net



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