Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1006

In this edition of “Picture in Time” we are again travelling to Manchester Metrolink for an early image, taken before public services had even begun.

In this view we see T68 1006 on 14th January 1992, almost three months before services would begin for the public. The destination blind has been turned to “Special” and the driver is in his hi-vis jacket possibly signifying that this is a test run rather than driver training. If you zoom in to this image as well you may be able to make out that all of the seating still has protective plastic sheeting over it. By the time this photo was taken 1006 had only been in the UK for a few weeks having been delivered as a late Christmas present on 29th December 1991.

This location is Whitefield as we see the tram in two images.

Photograph by Ralph Oakes-Garnett

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3 Responses to Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1006

  1. Fred Fitter says:

    Hi Gareth
    This is not Woodlands Road, its Whitefield

  2. andyc says:

    A rather young Chris Owen in control there. To me 1006 was always one of the more lack-lustre performers of the fleet, but I know others who rated it far more than I did.

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