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Old February 8th, 2012, 07:03 AM   #141
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here's the santiago de chile's tramway network, that stopped its service in 1959.. I ignore when this map was made

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pictures are from this website: http://urbatorium.blogspot.com/2010/...ias-de_25.html
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Old February 9th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #142
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Ok, I'll then include all three types noted above
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Old September 17th, 2012, 07:21 AM   #143
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Old September 17th, 2012, 07:08 PM   #144
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Excellent find.

Living in Glasgow, the trams are still quite well known. Our old Museum of Transport had quite a few of them (and the new one does too). As a child, I loved looking at the old trams.

Glasgow's tram system was very impressive. 141 route miles. It was up there with London in terms of size. They often ran at intervals of 30 seconds through central Glasgow!


Glaswegians loved their trams, and we didn't call them 'trams', like everywhere else, oh no, to the Glaswegian, the were 'caurs'.






Unfortunately, like it's counterparts in other parts of the UK, the system was seen as old fashioned, a relic of the 1800s (trams ran in Glasgow from 1872), and eventually, in 1962, the last tram ran through the streets, it was the last of the great city tramways of the UK to close. The system was torn up and replaced for a short while by electric trolley buses, and eventually, the diesel buses took over.

The final day of the caurs in Glasgow:


Today, it is recognised by the Scottish Government that light rail, a more Manchester Metrolink type system, would bring massive benefits to Glasgow, but at the moment, there is no will, or money to implement such a system. So we'll have to wait.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #145
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Old September 18th, 2012, 12:40 AM   #146
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The Blue tram was an interurban tram network between the Dutch cities of The Hague, Leiden, Haarlem & Amsterdam that was in service from the late 19th century until 1961.

Several video's in color about these lines in the last years of service can be found on YouTube.












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Old September 20th, 2012, 07:13 AM   #147
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Looks good, must watch later
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Old September 20th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #148
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Looks good, must watch later
I'll need to give that a wee watch too. I don't know much about Edinburgh's trams.

Some more of Glasgow. The second video is fantastic, in many ways, the tramway was a reflection of Glasgow. We're a very proud city.


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Old September 20th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #149
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Superb finds especially the latter. Having seen mighty crowds paying tribute to last day of tram operations in a few cities, I suppose a lot of patrons must've been peeved by the cessations.

The following seems to be the only reel featuring Montreal's:


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Old September 21st, 2012, 02:57 AM   #150
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Although few and far between, some quality archive footage featuring Montreal's trams:
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 02:59 PM   #152
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The sad thing is that today after all these years people understand that the dismantling of the extensive tram networks was a mistake, but now its to expensive to put them back, so we are left with roads dominated by car...
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Horse tram still in operation as well as mercury arc rectifier
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Old September 26th, 2012, 01:56 AM   #158
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There was once a diesel powered trolley or railbus between the towns of Bryan and College-Station,TX. This was before WW2. I don't think it could be reinstated, the tracks it used are now used by freight trains and while the College Station end would be logical as it's by the university, the downtown Bryan end wouldn't see much traffic. There isn't even a similar bus route anymore.
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The sad thing is that today after all these years people understand that the dismantling of the extensive tram networks was a mistake, but now its to expensive to put them back, so we are left with roads dominated by car...
Hopefully, some of them are returning tram, although comparing much smaller network than before, and some of them are planning of returning it.

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One of my dad’s earliest, most exciting memories was taking the Los Angeles Railway Yellow Car (LARY, or LA Yellow Car) with his mother from their house on 53rd Street in South Central to downtown LA. There they’d eat at Clifton’s Cafeteria (home to the world’s longest continuously lit neon light). So when the LA Yellow Cars made their final run on Sunday, March 31st 1963, a 16-year old Jim Seal grabbed his Argus camera and took the following photos.

LA’s streetcars clearly captured my dad’s imagination at an impressionable age. Now an independent transportation consultant for private rail and bus operators nationwide, he says he was “enthralled by the architecture of LA’s narrow gauge streetcar network and extensive infrastructure”.

Whether you’re passionate about light rail or not, it’s hard to look at these photos and not curse the Great American Street Car Scandal that helped dismantle the most extensive interurban rail system in the world at the time. Many of these trains, made in the Los Angeles Railway’s own shops in south LA, ended up stacked on top of each other on Terminal Island, in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, or – strangely enough – in Egypt and Chile. The Cairo Transport Authority bought over 133 Yellow Cars in 1965 and used them until 1984 while the Chile Mining Company bought 25 of the cars to be used for transporting miners.

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After their final run, the Yellow Cars are being put into dead storage in the Vernon Yard never to operate again on LA’s streets.
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