Date of the Photo
"I'd guess that this photo would have been taken
between 1946 and mid-1952 ,before adverts were introduced. (It might just be
Car No.138 was built in 1933 at Shrubhill by Edin
Corp. as No.29. It was renumbered in 1935 to leave spaces for a batch of 20
"streamline" cars from outside builders, Nos.11-30. (Nos.25-30
were built by Metro-Cammell of Birmingham.
Car 138 was allocated to Gorgie Depot which served
the No.1 route. The fleet number 138 was available as an electrified ex-cable
car of the same number was scrapped in 1935.
George Murray, Currie,
Edinburgh: June 15, 2011