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On the extension, opened in 1949, between Belle Isle and Middleton, is Leeds 265, one of the sixteen Middleton bogie trams built in 1935 following the building of the prototype, 255, in 1933.
265 was one of the eight built by English Electric (264-271) and entered service on 11th February 1935. They were mounted on Maley & Taunton Swing-Link bogies and seated 40/30 in their 35' 6" length (six inches longer than the prototype). They had four 40 h.p. G.E.C. WT181A Motors and Metropolitan Vickers electro-pneumatic remote control equipment, weighed 15 tons 10 cwt., and cost £2,590 0s. 6d. each. The other eight (256-263) were built by Brush and cost £2,840 19s. 1d. each. Having come from Belle Isle, it is seen on Ring Road, Middleton just about to cross Sharp Lane on its way to Middleton and then the descent through Middleton Woods on its way to Crossgates.
Photo taken by John Kaye, Monday 16 April 1956, Ring Road, Middleton, Leeds
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