Picture in Time: Glasgow 1297

We stay in the 1960s for this latest edition of “Picture in Time” with a view of another Glasgow tram in action at Crich.

The tram featuring in this image is Glasgow 1297 – a tram which may not have been in service since 2007 but remains a popular one with many enthusiasts – and it is seen at one of the early Grand Transport Extravaganza’s held at the museum in the late 1960s. You can get a sense of the scale of these events in this photo with the tram dwarfed by everything else going on around it – a steam road engine is alongside with a fun fair beyond and plenty of visitors enjoying the spectacle at a time when there was no such thing as Sunday opening of shops and pubs could only open between 1200 and 1500 on a Sunday!

Photograph by Martin Miller

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2 Responses to Picture in Time: Glasgow 1297

  1. Bigalasdair says:

    It should also be remembered that Glasgow 1297 was one of the hard working “star” performers at the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival along with fellow Scottish trams Glasgow 22, 1068 and Edinburgh 35 all ex Crich !

    Big Alasdair

  2. Gordon Casely says:

    Great to see pictures like this from times past.

    They’re second only to pictures of one-times tram hulks and the accompanying stories of how the shells have been rebuilt into operational trams.