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Steam Trams

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
No idea what's going on in this Shoothill site image. It's on Moat Row, outside the Drover's Arms.
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And another at the same place. Viv.
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Lloyd

master brummie
The tanks contain gas under pressure, which was used to fill tanks under the steam tram passenger trailers for lighting. Probably collected from a nearby gas works.
 

devonjim

master brummie
Interesting tram picture. Donated today to local charity, Ladywood Furniture Project.
ps I had originally posted Ladypool sorry wrong lady
 

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mikejee

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That is a great photo. wonder where it was taken. You never know, it could be one of the ones that ran up Warwick road to the bridge for just a year.
 

Radiorails

master brummie
The photo looks rather like it was taken between 1900 and 1907.
The trailer car 131 was the first if six constructed by the CBT Co. in 1900. Steam trams were abandoned in January 1907. As far as I can see the service along the Stratford Road commenced in March 1885 as far as Showell Green Lane. It was extended in 1900 to College Road, Sparkhill.
 
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