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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One of Ian Stewart's excellent drawings

Time to catch the last tram home
[Drawing by Ian Stewart RIP]

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Technical Information for this Web Site

By January 2021, many of the pages on this web site had not been updated for several years and unfortunately had garnered many broken links over time with some information that was no longer relevant. A major overhaul of this site was very necessary and brought with it some new features; and these are mentioned below.

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Request a call back You can request a Call Back from us by clicking on the icon to the left. It might not be possible to call you back immediately, but you will get a return call sometime!

Retirement of Flash Player

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488 Newsletter Now that we have meet, would it be OK to push out to you an occasional newsletter on the restoration progress of 'Caur' 488? Please click on the image to subscribe to this service from which you can unsubscribe at any time. We will remind you every month that you are included in this email listing.

Uncollected fares can be paid here

Your Webmaster doesn't know how many hours has been put in to research and create this web site, but it is conservatively considered to be around a thousand hours. Then there is the yearly hosting and domain name registration fees to be paid of around £70 per year, which has come out of my back pocket. If only there was a way to collect a few pennies from each visitor to buy a pint every now and then, that would go down really well!

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There is a counter on our Home Page that increments each time the page is viewed; it would be great to see passenger numbers rising with your help!

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On the flip side, if there is any material you can provide, without charge, for use on this web site, it would be most welcomed. You might perhaps be able to provide captions to pictures where this information is missing. If so, it would be great to hear from you.

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