Aberdeen Trams Dvd




Front Cover – A classic line-up a ‘Standard’, a modern streamliner and a veteran balcony car on Union Bridge on 20th June 1951.

Aberdeen possessed one of the most progressive tramway undertakings in Britain.

An integrated network of tram and bus routes provided regular, reliable services at cheap fares.

The last tramway extension opened in 1938 and the final batch of new trains entered service in 1949.

However, following a change of policy, the system was abandoned – the last tram entering King Street Depot on 3rd May 1958.

This programme is a vivid reminder of the elegant green and white trams which once served the city so effectively.

An evocative selection of film recapturing the glory days of Aberdeen trams.

Including archive footage (the earliest dating from 1906).

Together with detailed coverage of the services abandoned between 1954-1958.

In 1954 take a trip round the Rosemount Circle (3, 5, and 6).

In 1955 travel aboard a variety of different Aberdeen ‘Standards’ along the length of the fascinating Woodside route (7) with its single track and loops terminal section in busy St. Nicholas Street.

In 1956, join the holiday-makers riding down to Sea Beach (9) and out to Haziehead (4), with its half-mile of private reserved track.

In 1957, participate in an enthusiast’s tour on 108 with visits to King Street depot and Pittodrie loop.

In 1958, sample the Standards and Streamliners on the world-famous ‘Bridges’ route (1) with in-depth looks at both termini as well as the three thoroughfares traversed – King, Union and Holburn Streets.

Rich in period atmosphere – with buses, cars, lorries, trains, buildings, street furniture and fashions.

Special features:

A look at the fleet using stills and film.

A wartime ‘fire’.

Ex-Nottingham and Manchester cars in service.

A balcony car purloined by students.

Superb snow scenes.

Final day activity including the last tram, an inglorious funeral pyre.

Originating from 8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm film.

Some allowance should be made for age of archive film.

Colour and Black & White film.

No non-authentic dubbed sound.

Informative commentary throughout.

Approx. 75 minutes.

This new dvd is being sold with full permission of Heritage in Motion.