Glasgow's Trams: The Twilight Years (IR538)
Product No.: IR538
Title: Glasgow's Trams: The Twilight Years
Author(s): Smith, W.A.C. & Anderson, Paul
Publisher: Irwell Press
Dust Jacket: None
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Year: 1998
Features: 52 Pages with Black/White Photos.
The Glasgow system was the largest outside London in the UK and operated more trams (over 1200 at its maximum) than all the other Scottish systems put together. It was the last of the big city systems to close in 1962 and its life was prolonged by being self sufficient to a large extent through having the Coplawhill Car Works to service the fleet and where most of the trams were built. Glasgow Corporation operated a route colour system until 1938 but examples of red, yellow and blue trams were still to be seen until the early 'fifties. From 1871 - 1894 the lease of the Corporation-owned tracks was held by the Glasgow Tramway & Omnibus Company.