EDINBURGH SAYS FAREWELL TO ITS TRAMS

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: EDINBURGH SAYS FAREWELL TO ITS TRAMS

Reference number: 0702

Date: 1956

Director: filmed by Brian P. Winpenny

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.44 mins

Description: Shots of the last few days of the Edinburgh tram service.

Credits: BP Winpenny presents
[captions by David Hunt]

Shotlist: Version B

credits and title (0.14) side of 'Special Tram' reading '1871 - 1956 The Last Week' (0.24) [underexposed] gvs trams on street (0.47) Scenes on the last route, early in November. Various shots of trams, buses and other traffic in Edinburgh city centre, particularly in Dundas Street and Forest Road (2.33) A decorated tram circulates over the last route. Shot of the white painted "special" in city streets; driver of the "special". Shots of trams and c/u of lines and overhead cables (3.15) At Morningside station on the evening of Friday November 16th, 1956. gvs the "special" and other trams at Morningside station (3.48) The last tram - scenes at the Mound later that evening... At night, brief shot of horse-drawn tram and the "special" surrounded by crowds (4.32) - and the trams are gone - forever. The End (4.44) 127ft


[see also record 2 for shorter version A]