SK3454 : Tramway Museum, Crich

taken 39 years ago, near to Whatstandwell, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Tramway Museum, Crich
Tramway Museum, Crich
In this picture on the left is an unpowered Tower Wagon, used for maintenance of the overhead wire. It has been brought out by the ex-Leeds works car seen behind it. On the right is Sheffield Standard car No 189, built in 1934 by Sheffield Corporation using direct labour. The Sheffield Standards, although they were 4-wheel cars, tpyified all that was best in British tramcar practice at the time. Robust, yet of a pleasing design, they served the city well all through World War II and until almost the end of Sheffield tramways is 1960. Not surprisingly, trams were popular in Sheffield: they ran on electricity produced from South Yorkshire coal, and the steel tracks were produced in Sheffield as well. In 1993, trams returned to the city, but that's another story.
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Date Taken
Monday, 27 March, 1978   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 September, 2009
Category
Trams   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 345 548 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.3583N 1:29.1794W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 345 548
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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