SJ6707 : Steam tram, Telford Steam Railway

taken 8 years ago, near to Horsehay, Telford And Wrekin, Great Britain

Steam tram, Telford Steam Railway
Steam tram, Telford Steam Railway
The steam tram and coach, at the Telford Steam Railway, run on a 2 foot narrow gauge track. This follows a short horseshoe shaped route, part of which runs near to the lake known as Horsehay Pool. In this view, the tram and coach have arrived at the area near the loco shed, where they pause very briefly before returning, coach first, to the starting point near the entrance. The main railway is standard gauge, and is on the other side of Pool Side.

The tram was built by Alan Keef Ltd about 1977 for the Telford Development Corporation, and the coach, which is contemporary, was presumably built by Alan Keef Ltd too. The tram and coach originally ran in Telford Town Park, but didnít last very long there. They were moved to their present site in the mid-1980's.

Steam trams were at one time a fairly familiar sight, as in the last years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century, they were used in several towns and cities in the UK. Most were eventually replaced by electric trams. The steam tram at the Telford Steam Railway, in one of the very few working examples, and quite possibly the only narrow gauge one in the UK.

Some other photos relating to the tramway: -
SJ6707 : Steam tram (close-up), Telford Steam Railway.
SJ6707 : Steam Tramway terminus, Telford Steam Railway.
SJ6707 : Steam tram (rear view), Telford Steam Railway.
SJ6707 : Telford Steam Railway tram shed.
SJ6707 : Steam tram track by loco shed, Telford Steam Railway.
SJ6707 : Steam tramway, Telford Steam Railway.
SJ6707 : Steam tramway, Telford Steam Railway.
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P L Chadwick   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 5 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 September, 2010
Category
Trams   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 674 072 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.7350N 2:29.0062W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 674 072
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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