SCT'61
Trams

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Leeds Horsfield 182, having left the terminus at Swinegate, emerges briefly from the Swinegate railway arches into Bishopsgate Street before turning left and under the railway arches again, this time in Neville Street, on its way to Belle Isle.
It was one of 100 such trams built by Brush, 155-204 having two 50 h.p. B.T-H. 509A12 motors and B.T-H. 525C controllers and 205-254 having two 50 h.p. G.E.C. WT28S motors and G.E.C. KA/1A controllers. The G.E.C. ones tended to be withdrawn before the B.T-H. ones because of the unavailability of G.E.C. spares, with only seventeen of the G.E.C. ones lasting into 1959 compared to 48 of the B.T-H. ones.

Photo taken by John Kaye, Saturday 21 July 1956, Bishopsgate Street, Leeds

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