Old Edinburgh Trams

With a range of rare and previously unpublished images, Kenneth Williamson explores the rich history of the city's tram system at this talk on 20th February at Granton:hub!

Old Edinburgh Trams

About Old Edinburgh Trams

With a range of rare and previously unpublished images, Kenneth Williamson explores the rich history of the city's tram system.

Edinburgh did not adopt electric traction until the early 1920's when the Corporation took over from the Edinburgh & District Tramway Co., with the process of converting the city's cable operated route to electric traction following soon after. The first electric trams started in Leith in 1910. At its height Edinburgh ran somewhere in the region of 360 trams throughout the city and possessed one of the most modern tramway systems in the UK. There were proposals to build extensions after the war and new trams were built as late as 1950. However, in 1952 Edinburgh Corporation announced the system would be converted to bus operation. Over the next four years the system was rapidly abandoned with the last tram operating on 16 November 1956.

Madelvic House, Granton Park Avenue, EH5 1HS

Thursday 20 February 6.30 p.m. (Doors Open 6 p.m.)
Tickets £3 at the door

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