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Apropos my posting of the picture of the Maryhill tram the other day, I rediscovered this post I made about the ‘caurs’ in 2008, which contains a link to a fascinating Youtube video about the last day of the trams.

As I mentioned in that post, although the trams were withdrawn just before my third birthday, I have recollections of travelling on them.

There are some fantastic pictures of the old Glasgow trams (and trolley buses) out there on the net and they instantly take you to a carbolic world of heavy engineering, Capstain full strength, Ford Anglias, glass milk bottles with foil tops and sweeties sold by the quarter.

Here are some that I found:

One of my favourite Glasgow place names. Almost rivals Auchenshuggle.

Tram and trolley bus near Hampden Park. Trolley buses continued in use in Glasgow until 1967.

The Burnside tram trundles through Rutherglen

Anyone requiring further info or pics of trams or other Glasgow transport should click here for a fascinating detailed historical account.


2 Responses

  1. i was five when Edinburgh trams disappeared. I didn’t like them at the time but did enjoy shoving the backs of the seats back and forward!

    Good nostalgia here!

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