SK3287 : Crookes, Crookes

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Stannington, Sheffield, Great Britain

Crookes, Crookes
Crookes, Crookes
Looking in the direction of Broomhill and to where the black car is in the middle of the road, is the original Crookes tramway terminus, right outside the Crookes Endowed School and opposite School Road. The route, which was opened in 1898, had horse-drawn double-deck trams. Only three years later, the electrified route reached School Road on the 28th April, but the only trams allowed up here then were single-deck. Double-deck vehicles only ran as far as Broomhill. A year later, more powerful double-deck vehicles were permitted to School Road. The route was extended to Heavygate Road 26th November 1913 and a tram depot was built on Pickmere Road. LinkExternal link
Although trams were constructed right up until 1957, the whole system closed down on 6th October 1960.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 February, 2009
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Street scene   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 32888 87437 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.9658N 1:30.4221W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 32849 87485
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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