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Take a ride on an historic tram!

The only place in Scotland where you can ride an historic tram!

No trip to Summerlee is complete without a ride on one of our three historic trams!

Don’t forget to pick up your tram ticket at the shop. For a small fee you can ride the trams all day!

 

Restoration of a Glasgow Icon, Tram 1245

 

 

Summerlee Museum’s tram volunteers are busy working on the “last tram restoration project” which aims to restore the Glasgow Coronation Tram, No. 1245. Built in 1939, the tram is 1 of only 4 surviving in the world. It was removed from passenger service in 1962, and was then used to shunt other trams, waiting to be scrapped a year later. Its final task was to push 1272 in to the erecting shop at the back of Coplawhill works, after which the overhead power was turned off for the very last time.

Since 2011 a team of retired engineers have been restoring the tram to its former glory, raising some £20,000 for the work completed so far. You can find out more about Glasgow’s last tram here.