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photoblog image Devon Odds And Ends 2/7

Devon Odds And Ends 2/7

Sadly our holiday ride on the Seaton Tramway could only be taken in a single deck closed in tram like no.14 in this shot because of the weather instead of an open topped tram like the one behind. No.14 was built in 1904, the oldest tram in the fleet. A metropolitan Tramways "type A" originally numbered car 94 (Standard Gauge), rebuilt at Eastbourne and Seaton between 1962 and 1984. No.10 parked behind was built in 2002-7 at Bolton and Seaton. Hybrid design based on elements of the old Plymouth and Blackburn trams. The low floor centres are wheelchair accessible. Car 10 is Glasgow Livery launched 2006.

Devon Odds And Ends 2/7

Sadly our holiday ride on the Seaton Tramway could only be taken in a single deck closed in tram like no.14 in this shot because of the weather instead of an open topped tram like the one behind. No.14 was built in 1904, the oldest tram in the fleet. A metropolitan Tramways "type A" originally numbered car 94 (Standard Gauge), rebuilt at Eastbourne and Seaton between 1962 and 1984. No.10 parked behind was built in 2002-7 at Bolton and Seaton. Hybrid design based on elements of the old Plymouth and Blackburn trams. The low floor centres are wheelchair accessible. Car 10 is Glasgow Livery launched 2006.

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Jan 2015, 00:18
It seems a pity that so many cities are abandoning tram services.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ray although in Nottingham, not far from us, they are actually extending the routes for the trams there, sadly, like anything in this country, it is taking an awfully long time to complete the works, it's now well past the target completion date!!!
i love the way that you framed No. 14 in the curve Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, this was the best angle I could get as I was standing undercover out of the rain.
This tram is a gem Brian! Wonderfully captured.
Brian Walbey: Yes we only saw three trams while we were there but they are all very well cared for.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jan 2015, 06:29
That tram line is certainly quite a unique one - pity about the weather
Brian Walbey: Yes a nice ride but the weather did spoil it somewhat.
Really wish we had had time to visit Seaton and go on this Brian
Brian Walbey: How about a long weekend in the area in about 2018 when Joseph is old enough to appreciate a ride on the tram with his Granddad, and you could do the boat ride out of Exmouth as well.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 Jan 2015, 09:14
Trams are great fun Brian, its good when we see them re-adopted in our cities./
Brian Walbey: The trams in Nottingham are very well used, indeed at the moment a new extension is nearing completion to another suburb and a further extension is in the planning stage I believe.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jan 2015, 10:01
A roundabout for grown ups?
Brian Walbey: Sort of Mike, I was under shelter out of the rain.
I love these oldies...
Brian Walbey: So do I Chantal, shame it was raining and we had to sit inside.
You have captured that train perfectly. What a shame you couldn't sit on top. I'm sure the view was still pretty splendid.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Suzanne. I've watched a couple of YouTube videos of the tram ride from outside and it is a beautiful journey on a fine day!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jan 2015, 16:07
I first came across these delightful trams when they used in Eastbourne back in the early 1960s. The ride is still nice whether you do it inside or from the upper deck but sorry you weren't able to sit on top. They have done a fine job at Colyford in re-using the old station building.
Brian Walbey: Having watched some YouTube videos it would have been a lovely ride on the top in fine weather and I was impressed with Colyton but I was the only person not to get straight off the tram on to the coach waiting in the car park, the driver seemed to want to hurry us away rather so nobody even knew there was stuff to be looked at, we didn't even stop in the village and were back in Sidmouth by 2 pm., I was a bit pee'd off to be honest!!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 27 Jan 2015, 16:50
we all love these old trams
Brian Walbey: Indeed we do Richard, hopefully Maureen's brother is coming up from Poole to stay in the summer and we might take him to Crich, he hasn't been there, well that's my excuse anyway smile
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 27 Jan 2015, 17:36
This is something I aim to do one day, Brian
Brian Walbey: Well make sure you pick a nice sunny day Lisl, and give yourself time to have a look at Colyton, sadly our coach driver didn't give us time for that, much to my annoyance!
Very people free, which is good smile
Brian Walbey: Like me they were either in the tram or under cover, it was raining quite heavily at the time.

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