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Glasgow Trams and Subway vehicles: Riverside Museum Glasgow 25.2.18

February 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I visited the Riverside Museum in Glasgow to see the Glasgow Trams and the old Subway vehicles that were on display.

Glasgow Horse Tram 543 at Riverside MuseumGlasgow Horse Tram 543 at Riverside MuseumGlasgow Horse Tram 543 at Riverside Museum 24.2.18 672 at Riverside Museum672 at Riverside Museum1898 built Room and Kitchen tram 672 (one of a batch of 20 of the first purpose built electric trams for Glasgow) is seen at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow 24.2.18 779 at Riverside Museum779 at Riverside MuseumStandard 779 (preserved in 1910's condition) is seen at Riverside Museum Glasgow 24.2.18 1088 at Riverside Museum1088 at Riverside MuseumThe highest numbered Standard built, number 1088, is seen in Riverside Museum 24.2.18

Horse Tram 543

Built in 1894 by North Metropolitan Tramways, in London and seating 42 people, this open topped double decker was seen in the streets of Glasgow until the early 1900's.   543 was restored in 1962 to be at the head of the last tram procession through Glasgow in September 1962.

Room and Kitchen 672

Built in 1898, the Room and Kitchen trams were the first purpose built electric tramcar for Glasgow.   20 of this type of tram were built, however they weren't successful as passenger vehicles owing to the centre entrance.   After 8 years in service, the Room and Kitchen cars were withdrawn. 672 survived as Mains Testing Car 3 and was restored to 1898 condition in 1962.

Standard 779

Built in 1900, Standard 799 enjoyed 60 years in passenger service, having been modernised over the years, these modifications were stripped back to leave the tram in 1908 condition in time for Glasgow's Last tram procession in 1962.

Standard 1088

Receiving the highest number in the standard car fleet, Standard 1088 was built in 1924 originally with open ends.   1088 represents the tramway of the 1930s

 

1089 at Riverside Museum1089 at Riverside MuseumExperimental single deck Pullman car (also known as Baillie Burt's car) 1089 on display in the Riverside Museum 24.2.18 1173 at Riverside Museum1173 at Riverside MuseumMark 1 Coronation 1173 seen at Riverside Museum, Glasgow 24.2.18 1392 at Riverside Museum1392 at Riverside MuseumCoronation Mark 2 number 1392, one of a batch of 6 of the final batch of all new double decker trams built in the UK, is seen at the Riverside Museum 24.2.18  

Single deck Pullman 1089

Built in 1926, 1089 also known as 'Baillie Burt's car' was intended to be used on interurban services, however it was found to be too slow in loading due to narrow doors.  It later found its way on to service 20 from Clydebank - Duntocher until it closed in 1949 before spending the rest of its service life as a crush loaded Shipyard special operating out of Partick Depot.

Mark 1 Coronation 1173

The Coronation trams were some of the most luxourious trams ever built in Glasgow. Built in 1939, 1173 saw use on many routes across the system, lasting in service until 1962.

Curnarder 1392

A 1952 built Curnader tram, of which 100 were built between 1948-52. 1392 had a short service life of only 10 years.

 

 

Subway car 4 at Riverside MuseumSubway car 4 at Riverside MuseumSubway car 4 at Riverside Museum 24.2.18 Subway Trailer 39 at Riverside MuseumSubway Trailer 39 at Riverside MuseumSubway Trailer 39 at Riverside Museum 24.2.18
Subway Car 4 Subway Trailer 39

 


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