RailPictures.Net Photo: L53 Untitled Horse tram at Beamish, United Kingdom by Alan-Crotty
 
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Horse tram (more..)
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Beamish, United Kingdom (more..)
September 03, 2010
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L53 (more..)
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Alan-Crotty (more..)
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From 2nd September to the 5th Beamish Museum in North East England hosted a horse tram from machester, the tram was powered by two of Beamish's finest to make up two horse power. The tram is seen passing the Co-Op on the main street. Built in the 1880s, L53 features the Eades Patent reversible truck. Most horse trams were double-ended, requiring the horse to be uncoupled upon reaching the terminus. John Eades' design involved a body that could be rotated on it's truck, thus saving time. The tram also only required one staircase, unlike other double deck trams. This increased seating capacity and reduced the weight. The remains of L53 were discovered in 1970 near Glossop, Derbyshire. Unlike most tram bodies finding use as shed and greenhouses, L53 was still on it wheels. It's restoration first began as part of an A-level wordwork project by an MTMS member. Restoration continued in several locations, before L53 arrived at Heaton Park in June 1998.
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