Edinburgh's Transport

Illuminated Trams

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1.

A Merry Christmas

A night-time view of the illuminated tram

Illuminated Tram  -  A Merry Christmas

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses
and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh

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2.

A Guid New Year Tae Ane An' A'

What is the industrial-looking building in the background?  Is it Shrubhill?

Illuminated Tram  -  A Guid New Year

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses
and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh

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3.

Lang May Your Lum Reek

A Scottish expression, wishing others a long and healthy life.

Illuminated Tram  -  Lang May Your Lum Reek

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses
and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh

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4.

We Carry Parcels

The trams offered a parcels delivery service.  They had an office for parcels close to Annandale Street Depot.

Illuminated Tram  -  We Carry Parcels

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses
and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh

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5.

Tram It - Don't Tramp It

Illuminated Tram  -  Tram It - Don't Tramp It

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses
and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh

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6.

Post Office Telephones

This looks like a forerunner to Edinburgh's 'All Over Advert ' buses that we see today.

This car, No.58, was decorated to commemorate 'Telephone Week' in October 1934.

[DLG Hunter, Edinburgh Transport, The Corporation Years]

Illuminated Tram  -  Post Office Telephones

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses
and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh

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7.

Post Office Telephones

This is the same tram as is seen in Photo 6 above - but Photo 7 was taken at night.

A photo of this tram taken at St Andrew Square appears in
DLG Hunter's Book, Edinburgh Transport, The Corporation Years.

Illuminated Tram  -  Post Office Telephones  -  At Night

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses
and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh

 

Enlarge these photos

Illuminated Tram  -  A Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas

Illuminated Tram  -  A Guid New Year

A Guid New Year

Illuminated Tram  -  Lang May Your Lum Reek

Lang May Your Lum Reek

Illuminated Tram  -  We Carry Parcels

We Carry Parcels

Illuminated Tram  -  Tram It - Don't Tramp It

Tram It - Don't Tramp It

Illuminated Tram  -  Post Office Telephones

Post Office Telephones

Illuminated Tram  -  Post Office Telephones  -  At Night

Post Office Telephones - Night

 

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