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Selby Road, High Street, first tram

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Selby Road, High Street, first tram
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30th April 1915. View of High Street, Selby Road, showing the occasion of the first tram to the new terminus at the entrance to Chapel Street. Several officials are present as are a group of children gathered to watch.

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Peter Dyson

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The terminus was stiil here in the mid 30's when I used to catch the tram here. The terminus was later moved to near the Irwin Arms, presumably because of the congestion caused by trams stationary in the middle of the road. Tram passengers had right of way over other traffic when boarding or alighting and this was one of the arguments for trackless vehicules (trolley buses) which could draw up to the kerb. Leeds set up services with these for a time.

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15-Feb-2010

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