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Stanningley Road, tram no.114


Stanningley Road, tram no.114
Description:
22nd August 1952. View shows passengers alighting from tram no.114 at a stop on Stanningley Road. The Station Garage is on the left. To the right of the tram is Bramley Home Bakeries at the junction with Hough Lane. Tram no.114 was a Chamberlain which ran in service between 16th November 1926 and 10th February 1955. It is here on route 14 displaying the destination 'Corn Exchange', presumably in readiness for turning round to make the return journey to the city centre.

User Comments:

Name:
Mick Agar

Comment:
Just as a bit of nit-picking, trams didn't turn round. The conductor used to push the backs of all the seats so they faced the other way (the bottoms of the seats were fixed) the driver used to get a pole and and manoeuvre the electrical pick up so it trailed the other way and then took charge of the controls at the other end of the tram.

Date:
18-Feb-2010

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
Mick Agar has highlighted a rather unfortunate 'turn of phrase' in the Leodis description. Unlike some of the tramcars in America which have a driving station at only one end of the vehicle, and thus need the use of a turntable to facilitate a return journey, ours were totally different. We had a 'Driver Station' at both ends. Thus, as a result, the 'car did not need to be turned through 180°. At the terminus, the driver would drive over and beyond the points, after which he or the conductor would change them over, and then a pull on a rope (hanging down from the tramcar roof) which would swing the 'Bow-Power-Collector' over so that the the tram. could travel back in the opposite direction to which it had come. In the meantime the conductor would tip all the seat-backs in the tram. to incline in the opposite angle to that previous. The driver would then drive the 'car onto a second set of rails, in preparation for the return journey. He or the conductor would then lever the points back, in readiness for the arrival of the next tramcar. When all passengers had boarded, the tramcar would set off, to the accompaniment of the conductor's melodic mantra, "Tickets Please", ringing in their ears.

Date:
21-Sep-2017

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
Don Smith

Comment:
On this particular car there was no pole to replace the electric pick up, the pick up on this car had a rope attached to it, the conductor pulled on the rope, the pick up went up and over facing the oposite direction for the return journey. Better than the old poles which had to pulled off the wire and walked round the car to the opposite end with a long bamboo pole.

Date:
21-Sep-2017

Email:
anne-donsmith@shaw.ca

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