Restoration of

Cable Car 226

 

Conversion from Dual Door to Single Door

Lothian Buses - Seafield Work  -  Bus conversion from dual entrance to single entrance

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                          Photograph taken 10 September 2002

Restoration

2002

When I visited Lothian Buses' Central Depot at Annandale Street in September 2002, I found a small team of workers continuing to restore Cable Car 226.

The work has been ongoing since around 1988, after the cable car was discovered on a farm in the Scottish Borders and brought back to Edinburgh.

I believe the cable car may now [2005] have been moved to Seafield bus depot for further restoration.

 

Update

2009

Steven Oliver, wrote:

"Tram 226 was one of the former Edinburgh cable cars.  It was sold in 1938 and found a new use as a holiday home not too far away from me, at Hume near Greenlaw.

In 1987 it was repatriated from the spot where it had sat for nearly 50 years and returned to Edinburgh in a joint venture between Lothian Region Transport (as it was then) and the National Museums of Scotland, and has been awaiting restoration since.

226 is currently stored in Seafield, in two separate containers to protect it from the elements."

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  November 12, 2009

 

 

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