Category Archives: Leeds Transport Historical Society

In Pictures: A Manchester tram at Briggate

Following on from its brief visit to Yorkshire to appear at a World War One centenary commemoration event earlier in the year, Manchester 173 made a second trip across the Pennines in early October, to participate in a second special … Continue reading

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Tram to return to Leeds City Centre!

For the first since 1959 a tram is going to visit Leeds City Centre, as part of the Light Night Leeds event on Friday 3rd October. The tram which will be making the trip to Leeds will be Manchester 173, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester 173 prepares for war

We are pleased to provide some more images of Manchester 173 from the Heaton Park Tramway in its temporary guise as a recruitment tram, to help commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. These pictures show … Continue reading

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Manchester 173 commemorates the start of World War One

Manchester 173 is now safely back at the Heaton Park Tramway following its adventure at the start of August when it became the first tram to visit Morley in Leeds since 1935 as part of the commemorations of the start … Continue reading

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Manchester 173 – Your Country Needs You!

Manchester 173 – owned by the Manchester Transport Museum Society and a recent arrival at the Heaton Park Tramway – is to visit Morley, Leeds on Saturday 2nd August where it will be decorated as a recruiting tram to form … Continue reading

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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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LTHS launch new improved website

The Leeds Transport Historical Society – who restored Leeds horse car 107, one of nominated trams for the Tram of the Year 2013 – have recently relaunched their website (http://lths.co.uk/). The news section is now being regularly updated with updates … Continue reading

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Leeds 107 moves to Crich

Following a busy weekend, Leeds 107 departed its temporary home at the Middleton Railway on Tuesday 27th August, arriving at its new home later the same day. The superbly restored horse tram has now arrived at Crich Tramway Village where it … Continue reading

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Accident at Leeds horse tram launch event

The entry into public service of newly restored Leeds horse tramcar 107 at the Middleton Railway over the August Bank Holiday weekend ended in tragedy, after a tragic accident resulted in one of the horse handlers being injured when one … Continue reading

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Middleton Railway ‘Festival of Transport’ details unveiled

More details have now been revealed for the 2013 Middleton Railway ‘Festival of Transport’ event, which is being held over the August Bank Holiday weekend. An exciting programme of events is planned to cater for people with an interest in just about … Continue reading

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Leeds 107 comes out to play

The recent heatwave has persuaded open top trams at various locations across the UK into action, and even Leeds 107 was tempted to come out of its normal hiding place on Wednesday 17th July. This horse tram is now in … Continue reading

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Leeds 107 is decent!

Fantastic progress continues to be made on the restoration of Leeds 107, the Yorkshire city’s only surviving horse tram, currently residing at the Middleton Railway. Visibly, 107 is now looking much more like a tram with numerous small fixtures now … Continue reading

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Plans progress for launch of Leeds Horse Tram 107

As previously reported on British Trams Online the launch of Leeds Horse Car 107 will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend of Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August at the Middleton Railway in its home city as the centrepiece … Continue reading

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August launch for Leeds horse tram

The Leeds Transport Historical Society have announced that Leeds 107 is set to be launched into public service at a special transport event due to be held at the Middleton Railway over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Members of the … Continue reading

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Plenty of seats up top on Leeds 107!

The restoration of the last surviving Leeds horse tramcar, Leeds 107, continues to make impressive progress at the Middleton Railway. One of the most visible accomplishments since the tram arrived at this location late in the summer, has been the … Continue reading

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Leeds horse tram set to operate at Middleton

A story in the Yorkshire Evening Post on the recent impressive progress on the restoration of Leeds horse tram 107 by members of the Leeds Transport Historical Society, has included details on plans for the car’s future. Surprisingly, the tram … Continue reading

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Four wheels on my horse tram

Another hugely significant milestone in the restoration of Leeds 107, the last surviving horse tramcar from the Yorkshire city, occured on Wednesday 22nd August, when the body and truck of the tram were finally united. This followed on from the … Continue reading

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New home for Leeds horse tram

The only surviving Leeds horse tramcar, Leeds 107, has been the subject of a long-running restoration programme in its native city, on which work has accelerated in the last couple of years. With the lower saloon now essentially complete, the … Continue reading

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Leeds horse tram prepared for painting

The ongoing project to restore Leeds horse tram 107 has not been featured on British Trams Online for several months, but it’s now time to change that with an update on recent progress. A lot of recent work on this … Continue reading

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Leeds Horse Tram 107

Since autumn 2005 a project has been running to restore the oldest surviving Leeds Tram to running order. This is not an electric car but the only survivor from the horse tram era. Project Manager Jamie Guest fills us in … Continue reading

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