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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Glasgow Running Day 20th September 2013
Running on a garden track are working ¾" to 1'-0" [1/16th] scale Glasgow tram models which are approximately 25" long, 11" high and 5" wide. In action are a Hex dash Standard 'Blue' car 1088, modelled on the 1:1 scale model in the Glasgow Museum of Transport. After 10 years of effort and requiring considerable encouragement and advice from the modelling experts, Leo Taylor [RIP] and David Balharrie, 1088 runs smoothly. With the exception of the truck, the model is scratch built with working lights. For it's modelling history, and ongoing work, see this blog.

Also seen is a 75% complete model of Glasgow 1089 [ex-Peter Hammond]. To follow progress with the construction of this tram model visit this blog.

Glasgow's Last Trams - 1st September 1962 - Slide Show
A photographic memento of a trip to Glasgow to see the last regular tram service operating on route 9 to Dalmuir West.

Restored Liverpool Tram 245
26th March 2014. A test run of 245 takes place at Birkenhead, stretching the car's legs outdoors for the first time since 14th September 1957. After watching the video presentation, you wish to learn more of this event by visiting this British Trams Online web page.

Glasgow Trams, 21 May 1960
Views of both contemporary and slightly older types of tram.
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Beamish Open Air Museum 40th Anniversary weekend - 6th April 2013
This large park near Newcastle in the North East of England is like an "Industrial Disneyland" - preserving many aspects of life at the beginning of last century. One of the main attractions, as well as being the principal form of transport around the site, is the tramway which forms an interesting circuit. This video traces the line from the entrance stop clockwise round the Museum.

The Last Tram
A short film made during the last days of trams in Glasgow.

Moving Coronation Tram 1173
To mark the 50th anniversary of the last tram procession on September 4 1962, this Coronation Tram was brought out of storage in 2012 and placed on display at the Riverside Museum where it is likely to remain for the foreseeable future. The video shows details of how the move was achieved.

Great old Glasgow Transit Remembered
A slide show showing trams operating in Glasgow.

Glasgow tram crews
The full length DVDs "Glasgow Trams" parts 1 & 2, with full commentary, are available from Online Video.

The full length DVDs "Glasgow Trams".

Glasgow Trams in the South and East
Brief scenes [Clip]
The full length DVDs "Glasgow Trams" parts 1 & 2, with full commentary, are available from Online Video.

Glasgow Trams in the City Centre
Brief scenes [Clip]
The full length DVDs "Glasgow Trams" parts 1 & 2, with full commentary, are available from Online Video.

Glasgow Trams [Computer Generated]
An interesting virtual reality presentation.

Last Day procession of Glasgow's trams in 1962
Due to copyright restrictions it is necessary to view the 4 minute clip directly from the Scottish Screen Archive web site. To view the whole film lasting around 12 minutes, you will have to buy it!

Glasgow Trams in Preservation
Excerpts from the DVD 'Glasgow Trams In Preservation' from Bob Hodges. Filmed at the National Tramway Museum, Crich, on the 16th September 2012 which was a special event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Glasgow tramway system.

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