LAST DAYS, GLASGOW TRAMS, the

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: LAST DAYS, GLASGOW TRAMS, the

Reference number: 0987

Date: 1962

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.15 mins

Description: Footage of the last tram in public service on its route from Clydebank to Dalmuir and the farewell procession, on 4th September 1962.

Shotlist: [Shotlisted from time-coded VHS copy, times converted from 25fps to 18fps]

No credits. General views along Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, down to the railway bridge crossing for Partickhill station. Several shots of trams. (1.31) Brief shot from railway down to street as trams pass (1.42); Crowds outside Dalmarnock depot as the last tram in public service (car no 1174) enters the depot (4 September 1962) (1.56); Farewell procession on 4 September 1962. ints. tram; tracking shot, cars leave Dalmarnock depot. tracking shots crowd at Bridgeton Cross and of other trams in the procession. (2.37) Shots from ground level in Argyle Street as cavalcade of older trams passes in procession. (4.02) Move away under the Hielandman's Umbrella (shot at night) (4.42); The last tram route from Clydebank to Dalmuir (see "SCOTLAND'S LAST TRAM) (5.32) Road machinery rips up surface of road in Union Street and lifts up the tram lines and cobbles. Crowds watching (6.50); General views in tram scrapyard at Meadowside in Partick as cars are burned and reduced to scrap (October 1962). (8.13) The End (8.15) 125 ft