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Then & Now - Sheffield Trams

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This is the start of a new series of Then & Nows, based on a set of Tram photo's I have. Please post comments and memories as the topic progresses.

1. Brightside Lane

2. Norfolk Bridge

3. Penistone Rd / Langsett Rd Junction

4. Abbey Lane to Beauchief

5. Abbeydale Rd South

6. Abbeydale Rd

7. Wolsley Rd Heeley Bottom

8. Chesterfield Rd Woodsets

9. Kennings - Midland Station

10. Intake Terminus - Manor Top

11. Waingate, Blonk St, Wicker, Nursery St

12. Fitzalan Square

13. Neepsend

14. Furnival St - Brown St - Paternoster Row

Edited by Stuart0742
updated 01/03/10
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Brightside Terminus / Brightside Ln

Then is 1948

Now is 15/03/09

No. 462 1926 - 1953

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Norfolk Bridge

Then pre 1952

Now 15/03/09

No. 42 1924 - 1957

No. 83 1941 - 1960

No. 83 was the 1st of the Blitz cars to be built to replacetrams lost in air raids, it was painted in Green Livery in 1952

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Penistone Rd / Langsett Rd Junction

Then Date unknown

Now 2008

No. 187 1924 - 1957

No 519 at the same location (I think)

1951 - 1960

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After 3 random locations, lets start a tour, from the Abbey Pub

Meadowhead junction with Abbey Ln

No. 536 1952 - 1960 (Last of the Roberts Trams)

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On the reserved track just before Hutcliffe Wood Rd

No 25 1929 - 1960

Then date unknown

Now March 2009

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We have now crossed Hutcliffe Wood Rd

No 171 1934 - 1958

Then date unknown

Now March 2009

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Looking back up Abbey Ln towards Hutcliffe Wood Rd

No. 23 1929 - 1957

Then date unknown

Now March 2009

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Abbey Ln, end of the reserved track, before the final decent to Beauchief Terminus

No. 8 1928 - 1957

Then date not known

Now March 2009

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Time for another pint while the next leg starts, retires to the Beauchief Hotel

(Actually trying to locate a decent High Res Beauchief terminus shot)

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On the reserved track just before Hutcliffe Wood Rd

No 25 1929 - 1960

Then date unknown

Now March 2009

Thankyou `Stuart742`. The phone box in these pictures on Abbey Lane brought back many happy memories. 1965- Whilst waiting to depart on service 53 I would go to that phone box to ring my then girlfriend at her place of work. Then, if I was driving on service 61/63 I would nip across to call her as the bus, normally a Leyland PD2/1 would usually be empty at that point. 1966- Service 53 was then relocated to Low Edges. 1967- Fell out with girlfriend then met my future wife and proposed to her at Low Edges terminus on the back seat of bus 369 [ the only Sheffield bus to be fitted with electrically operated front doors] and she said `yes ` Not one of the most romantic places I must admit, but it did last for 27 years. Those red phone boxes are few and far between now, but I hope that one will be there for a few more years yet.

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Then date unknown

Now March 2009

Well, if those tress on the 'now' are the saplings in the 'then', you could always cut one down and count the rings :)

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Well, if those tress on the 'now' are the saplings in the 'then', you could always cut one down and count the rings :)

Trees are the biggest problem with photographing modern locations, in some locations trees/bushes seem to be out of control or is it there were not many trees 50 yrs ago ;-)

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Trees are the biggest problem with photographing modern locations, in some locations trees/bushes seem to be out of control or is it there were not many trees 50 yrs ago ;-)

50 Years ago gangs of men were employed to stop trees and bushes getting out of control. Sheffield Transport department, Sheffield city council, British Railways, all had vehicles and the workforce to deal with such things. These people were not just employed to keep things tidy, they were there to protect the infrustructure from mother nature. No one is bothered anymore, just take a look on Sheffield station, weeds and rubbish everywere, its a disgrace.

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Brightside Terminus / Brightside Ln

Then is 1948

Now is 15/03/09

No. 462 1926 - 1953

great shot stuart,i can remember waiting for the tram with my mother,we sat in the waiting room who knows it could have been around that period.

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Beauchief

No 281 1938 - 1960

Then 1959

Mow Feb 2009

After a stop for a few pints in the Beauchief we are ready to move on

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Beauchief Terminus

Abbeydale Rd South looking towards Millhouses Park

No. 184 1934 - 1957

Then around 1957

Now 2009

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Abbeydal Rd South

Towards Millhouses Park

No. 370 I Can't find this car in Chas Hall

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Abbeydale Rd South Junction with Pingle Ave

No. 512 1950 - 1960

Then 1950's

Now 2009

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Millhouses Terminus

No. 501 This was the protype for the batch of Roberts Cars and was built at Queens Rd.

Then 1950's

Now 2009

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Abbeydale Rd South

No. 536 Last of the Roberts Cars 1952 - 1960

Then 1950's

Now 2009

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Time for another pint, accross the Rd into the Wagon & Horses

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A quick dash down Abbeydale Rd

A bit of a free for all at the bottom of Woodseats Rd

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Abbeydale Road just before the junction with Broadfield Rd

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