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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Dateline: 25th February 2021

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 and there was some information that was no longer relevant. A major overhaul of this site was very necessary and is now ongoing.

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