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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Awaiting Restoration at the Ffestiniog Railway

Dateline: 24th April 2013
Ray Maidstone, our Project Manager, arrived at Ffestiniog on Tuesday evening, to be ready for the Wednesday morning offload of the top deck, only to find that the forlorn shape had already been dumped off its lorry. I was greeted by a site member, pointing a finger saying,
"It's over there, where it was left at about half past four"

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Top deck standing on ground in rain Internal upper saloon Shot of roof with bow collector Upper deck alongside lower deck
Images from left to right show:
1293 - Top deck standing on ground in rain
1305 - Internal upper saloon
1310 - The roof with bow collector intact
1311 - Upper deck alongside lower deck


Internal chaos Motorman view Saloon door Upper deck as seen on Tuesday night [23rd May 2013]
Images from left to right show:
107 - Internal chaos
105 - Motorman view
100 - Saloon door
1290 - Upper deck as seen on Tuesday night [23rd May 2013]

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