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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A shadow of Glasgow’s former tram network. Glasgow Corporation Coronation tramcars no 1173. (04/01/19) #glasgowcorporationtramways #coronationtram #glasgowtram #corporationtransport #riversidemuseum #zahahadid #architecture #cityofglasgow #james_ic225
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The Glasgow Trams 🚋 #gla#glasgow #glasgowtransportmuseum #glasgow #gla#glasgowtramway #glasgowtram
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Blast from the past: Glasgow Tram 1297 operating in Blackpool, June 1985
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Hand painted replica tram blind spotted in the window of @valhallas_goat on Great Western Road. I painted this ages ago and had totally forgotten about it. Nice wee surprise. #HandPainted #TramBlind #BusBlund #TransportChic #PublicTransport #LetteringOnCanvas #WhiteLetters #BlackCanvas #ValhallasGoat #GreatWesternRoad #Kelvinbridge #Glasgow #GlasgowTram #GlasgowBus
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Preliminary test of N gauge Glasgow tram prior to making the body shell on my Anycubic Photon. #anycubic #anycubicphoton #gla#glasgow #3dprinting #thingiverse #imaterialise #tram #glasgow #miniatur
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Summerlee’s tramline, Scotland’s only Heritage Tram Line , and up until opening of Edinburgh’s Tram system in 2014, Scotland’s ONLY Tram! #trams #tramline #dusseldorftram #glasgowtram #coatbridge #summerlee #summerleemuseum #heritage #oldeworlde #oldwaysofworking #colliery #telephonebox
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