Glasgow 1017 at Summerlee 25.8.18

August 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

1017 at Summerlee1017 at SummerleeGlasgow Corporation tram 1017 is seen stabled outside the depot at Summerlee 25.8.18 I went to Summerlee for a quick wander round late yesterday afternoon, as I walked round, I saw Glasgow 1017 stabled just outside the depot. 

Glasgow 1017 has a long and fascinating history, she was built in 1904 by the British and Electric Car Company by the Paisley and District Tramways as number 17.   The tram was originally a double decked open top unvestibuled tram.   When the Paisley system was bought over by Glasgow Corporation Tramways, 17 became 1017 and still operated in it's original form for a time.  

1017 was cut down to a single deck tram and fitted with a short trolley tower and enclosed driver's platforms around 1930 and found it's way onto the Clydebank - Duntocher route (later service 20), which required single deck trams due to a low railway bridge on the route.   After the route closed in 1949, 1017 found a new role as the Motor School (Driver Training) car and paint shop shunter at Coplawhill depot, where it served until 1960 in this role.

On withdrawal, the body of 1017 found a new use as a hut and meeting room for the STMS in a garden in Cambuslang.   In the 1990's 1017 found it's way to Summerlee, where it was restored to 1930's condition and entered service on the 1/2 mile long tramway in 2002.   T

he tram still sees regular use along with Lanarkshire 53 and Dusseldorf 392.   They should be joined in the future by Glasgow Coronation 1245.


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