Working on my 1937 iron horse johnson ... #iro#ironhorse #ironhorse #1937 #boardtracker #fleamarket #fleamarketfinds #vintage #homemade #thereisspark
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Seeing Glasgow by tram and bus 1937 - a handbook for visitors issued by the Corporation of Glasgow Transport Department. One of a series of guides, issued annually during the 1930s, to Glasgow and showing how to use the famous municipal transport system that then comprised one of the world's largest tram systems, a growing bus fleet and the Underground (now known as the Subway). This, the 1937 edition, is particuarly colourful and includes a rendition of one of the two protoype "Coronation' class cars that were constructed in the Corporation's workshops and that formed the basis of an order for 150 such trams that were described as being the most luxurious short stage carriage vehicles in Europe. The order came after a growing realisation that Glasgow's huge tram fleet was aging as well as the need for additional capacity to manage passenger numbers expected duringt he Empire Exhibition that was to be held in the city in 1938. 1141 (with the five bay body that was not perpetuated on the main order) is seen in the special livery to celebrate the Coronation of George VI that took place that year and that gave this type of tram its name. The cover also has a logotype for GCT that looks vaguely like the symbol used for later trolleybuses. #glasgow #scotland #guidebook #vintageguide #retroartwork #tram #streetcar #1937 #publicity #illustration #modern #coronation #doubledecktram #1930s #artdeco #colourful #moderne #glasgowtram #glasgowbus #cityofglasgow #glasgowcitycouncil #stylish #graphicdesign #lettering #typeface #typography #evocative #backintheday #urban #publictransport
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