SD8303 : Manchester tram 765 at Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester

taken 29 years ago, near to Blackley, Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester tram 765 at Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester
Manchester tram 765 at Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester
The last survivor of the batch of single deck trams built in 1914 at Hyde Park Car Works for Route 53, which ran on a circuitous route from Stretford Road to Cheetham Hill Road, near Belle Vue. The route was converted to a bus route as early as 1930. This tram ended up on a farm near Huddersfield in Yorkshire, from where it was rescued and eventually restored to its present superb condition.

In 1985 the tram went on loan to Blackpool for the centenary of their tramway, and stayed there for three more seasons. By May 1989, when this photograph was taken, it had returned to Heaton Park. It was photographed near the gates at the Middleton Road (A576) entrance to the park. This section of track was originally a siding for the park, on the original Manchester Corporation system.

SD8303 : Manchester tram 765 (side view) at Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
SD8303 : Manchester tram No. 765 in Heaton Park Tramway tram shed.
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P L Chadwick   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
May 1989   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 838 039 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.9118N 2:14.7432W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 838 039
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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