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#1 by astoness , Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:21 pm

Video footage of the end of the Birmingham trams...Miller st depot is mentioned which is still there and also Witton, again still there complete with its tram tracks...until about 18 months ago Witton tram shed was home to the Aston Manor Transport Museum for many years and despite our protests Birmingham City Council turfed them out hoping to make more money from the building...the museum and all its old vehicles now have a new home in Aldridge and Witton tram shed still lies empty...a case of the council shooting themselves in the foot...shame about that...anyhow hope you enjoy this video it comes with sound so turn up the volume..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myurab3Xh7o


 
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#2 by Sheldonboy , Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:36 pm

What a great piece of film Lyn. No one could have forseen what a tourist attraction we would have today if you could have Trams running from Corporation Street to Aston Tram museum. I really think people would come from all over the country.


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#3 by astoness , Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:10 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #2
What a great piece of film Lyn. No one could have forseen what a tourist attraction we would have today if you could have Trams running from Corporation Street to Aston Tram museum. I really think people would come from all over the country.



absolutely agree with you SB..


 
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#4 by lynne webb , Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:15 pm

I can remember going up town on the tram, we got off at the top of Snow Hill, but cant remember where we got on..

 
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#5 by Sheldonboy , Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:21 pm

Lucky you Lynne, the first time I saw a Birmingham Tram was in the Newhall St Science museum.


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#6 by astoness , Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:59 pm

Lynne were you living in Hospital st at the time?...trams did not run down Summer Lane which as you know is next to Hospital st but they did run down Great Hampton Row so you could have got on there turned into Gt Hampton st and up at Snow Hill


 
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#7 by lynne webb , Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:20 pm

Yes Lyn we were in Hospital St. then and think it was Great Hampton Row because after the trams finished we used to go up town on the 69 bus and that went the same route.It must have been around 1950ish when I went on the tram...
SB I do feel lucky to have travelled on a tram.


 
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#8 by astoness , Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:26 pm

That's my guess Lynne, Gt Hampton Row..if I did go on a tram I would only have been a babe in arms and me memory don't stretch back that far..[Little LOL]


 
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#9 by Sheldonboy , Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:28 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #8
thats my guess lynne gt hampton row..if i did go on a tram i would only have been a babe in arms and me memory dont stretch back that far..[Little LOL]

I was only born in 1950 so I had no chance


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#10 by lynne webb , Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:38 pm

You young ones don't know what you missed...


 
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#11 by Sheldonboy , Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:52 pm

Err back to back houses, tripe and onions, newspaer for bog paper, rickets..................


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#12 by lynne webb , Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:01 pm

Oh SB I can feel your envy.

 
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#13 by Voltman , Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:34 am

I'm might be younger than any of you yet I have trundled round the streets on Birmingham trams, and could do so again if I choose.

In Lisbon they have an electric tram system where they use trams from Birmingham.


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#14 by Voltman , Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:53 am

Here are a few links to Lisbon on google maps. You will have to travel about a bit to see the full extent of the system, I can't find any old trams but they were there. Enjoy Lisbon.

Some overhead wires

Some Tracks

A Modern Tram

A Good Shot of The Back of A Modern Tram

A Bright Modern Tram

And A Close Up Encounter


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#15 by astoness , Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:00 am

well fancy lisbon using brum trams volty...just goes to show that the system does still work in places...

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