Edinburgh Street Tramways Co

Horse Tramcar

No.23

at

Scottish Vintage Bus Museum

Lathalmond, Fife  -  Open Weekend  -  August 2013

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1.

Notice Beside the Tramcar

Discovery and Restoration of the Horse Tramcar

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs ,  www.edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                Photograph taken17 August, 2013

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2.

Notice Beside the Tramcar

Discovery and Restoration of the Horse Tramcar

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs ,  www.edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                Photograph taken17 August, 2013

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Lower Deck Advert

This is one of several contemporary adverts in the lower deck of the tramcar,
 enlarged from an advert in the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs ,  www.edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                Photograph taken17 August, 2013

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Front + Offside View

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs ,  www.edinphoto.org.uk               Photograph taken17 August, 2013

 

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Front View

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs ,  www.edinphoto.org.uk               Photograph taken17 August, 2013

 

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Front + Nearside View

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs ,  www.edinphoto.org.uk               Photograph taken17 August, 2013

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Lower Deck from the Platform

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs ,  www.edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                Photograph taken17 August, 2013

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Lower Deck from the Doorway

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs ,  www.edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                Photograph taken17 August, 2013

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Upper Deck

With some of the other exhibits in the museum in the background

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs ,  www.edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                Photograph taken17 August, 2013

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Side View

Showing the Painted Coachwork

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs ,  www.edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                Photograph taken17 August, 2013

 

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        Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

 

Scottish Vintage Bus Museum

Lathalmond, Fife  -  Open Weekend  -  17 August 2013

Museum

I saw the restored horse tramcar above for the first time when I visited The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, at Lathalmond, Fife during thier Open Weekend, on August 17, 2013.

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

The first photo below gives a brief summary of the discovery and restoration of the tram.  This summary was written on completion of the restoration in 2012.

Enthusiasts

I was please to meet two tram enthusiasts, standing beside the tram at the museum on 17 August. 

Both had  been heavily involved in restoration of Horse Tram No.23. 

They were:

-  Alan Brotchie, author of several books on buses, trams and other transport around Scotland.  Alan sent me these 4 photos of the tram taken on completion of its restoration in 2012.  They were  taken at The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum at Lathalmond.

-  Neil MacKenzie, former General Manager of LRT (Lothian Region Transport  -  which has now become Lothian Buses). 

 I first met Neil several years ago when I was working on my personal photographic project, 'Edinburgh at Work'.

The next time I met him was at Lothian Buses' Central Garage at Annandale Street, Edinburgh, when he was helping to restore the double decker cable tram No.22 .

Edinburgh Cable Car - About to be restored - 1987

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  23 August 2013

 

Horse-drawn Tramcars

Please click here to see some thumbnail images of Edinburgh Horse Tramcars, and tables of the dates when horse-drawn, cable and electric trams ran in Edinburgh and Scotland.

 

 

  

 

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