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Tong Road, laying tram track


Subject ID:
2011127_173003
Location:
Wortley
Subject Year:
Copyright:
Leeds Library & Information Services
Class number:
LQ 388 L517/107
Tong Road, laying tram track
Description:
c1911. Image shows men at work laying a tram track in Tong Road. There are in the region of 20 men involved in the construction process. The original tramway had been a single lane with passing places every so often, but later a second lane was installed; this image is likely to be connected to the removal of a passing place and laying of the second track. Houses in the background are on Carr Crofts Terrace. On the left a man on a ladder is posting advertising bills. One of the adverts is for Summer Steeplechases at Blackpool, with £1500 in stakes. This section of tram track in Tong Road ran from near the junction of Copley Hill to Whingate, route number 10.

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