The History of Trams

placeholder gifTorquay: Tram-lines by Mallock Memorial

The first trams were seen in Torbay in 1907. Holidaymakers in particular enjoyed riding on them. The power was supplied from a groove at the bottom of the rail. This was lethal, as horses might be electrocuted! Therefore it was not long before overhead power lines were installed. In fact the trams had a fairly short life being replaced by buses in 1934.

Written by Tim Crine


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Written by Tim Crine
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Website www.torbay.gov.uk
Contributor   Tim Crine  
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Identifier ref 852
Format   greyscale postcard; 137 mm x 87 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Torquay  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Brunel. Railways. Tramways  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
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