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Author Topic: BBC programme - Timeshift: The Golden Age of the Tram  (Read 1390 times)
Zeppelin Captain
United Kingdom United Kingdom

« on: April 27, 2016, 06:14:14 pm »

Another one for those with access to BBC iPlayer combined this time with an interest in vintage transport. The programme looks at trams in the UK from the Victorian horse-drawn through to the modern types running though 21st century Manchester etc. Probably the most intersting bit (to me at least) was the discussion of the experiments with steam power and the early electrical ones. One little snippet from the programme: when starting out with electrical power they tried supplying the current through studs in the ground which were only supposed to be live when the tram passed over them, but sometimes stayed live after it had passed; apparently, barefooted street urchins were paid to put their foot on them to see if they were still live or not...

Drew P
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United States United States

« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 12:38:28 pm »

Yes, more eye candy! And brain candy. Wink
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