Category Archives: Ipswich Transport Museum

In Pictures: Cambridge Horse Car 7 under restoration

It has been a couple of years since we last featured the restoration of Cambridge Street Tramways no. 7, a horse car built by The Starbuck Car & Wagon Co. in Birkenhead but in the intervening period a good degree … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Ipswich 33

One tram which is rarely featured on these pages is Ipswich 33 which can appropriately be found at the Ipswich Transport Museum on static display. But we will remedy that today as we include a recent image of the tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Cambridge Horse Tram 7 restoration

One of the lower profile tram restorations in the UK is that of Cambridge horse tram no. 7 which has been undergoing restoration for two years now at the Ipswich Transport Museum. We have previously reported on the remarkable discovery … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Ipswich 33

The Ipswich Transport Museum isn’t only home to the Cambridge horse car (see separate story for news on its restoration) as Brush built Ipswich Corporation Tramways 33 is also on display at the Museum.

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Help for horse trams at Leeds

The restoration of the rediscovered Cambridge/Bradford/Bath horse tramcar now housed at the Ipswich Transport Museum is now underway, with some assistance being provided by the Leeds Transport Historical Society. Having gained considerable expertise whilst restoring the similar horse tram Leeds … Continue reading

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Second hand Cambridge horse tram is third hand!

A remarkable discovery has been made over the Cambridge Horse Tram currently being restored at the Ipswich Transport Museum. It had previously been worked out that the tram was second hand to Cambridge having previously been part of the fleet … Continue reading

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Ipswich Transport Museum awarded HLF support for Cambridge Horse Tram

The Cambridge Horse Tram at the Ipswich Transport Museum in Suffolk is set to be restored following the award of £49,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Museum found out the good news on 16th April and will now be … Continue reading

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Update on Cambridge Horse Car 7 – it’s from Bradford!

Back in August we featured some photos of Cambridge Horse Car 7 which is the next tram restoration project being undertaken at the Ipswich Transport Museum following the completion of Ipswich 33. At the time initial rubbing down of the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Cambridge Horse Car 7

A few weeks ago we bought you photos of Ipswich 33 which has recently been  cosmetically restored at the Ipswich Transport Museum and made mention of the fact that the team responsible were turning their attention to Cambridge Horse Car … Continue reading

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Ipswich 33 restoration nears completion

Across the UK there are a number of tram restorations which don’t get much publicity but the groups involved have been working hard for many years undertaking lots of work to return the trams to their former glory and one … Continue reading

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