SCT '61 Photo Index
Gateshead & District
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1.
Grimsby & Immingham 17 & 4 at Immingham. 17 was one of the ex-Gateshead & District cars which were shorter than the Grimsby originals and was one of the 56-60 batch acquired in 1951 when the Gateshead tramway closed. Brush 48 seat bodywork was carried on Brill 39E Maximum traction trucks on these cars dating from 1921. All five were scrapped in 1961.
Photo taken Wednesday 16 April 1958, Immingham
2.
An early shot at Beamish of Gateshead & District car 10 which dates from 1925
Photo taken 1974, Beamish Open Air Museum
3.
Gateshead & District car 10 which dates from 1925. In the early days of the North of England Open Air Museum, the tramway ran through open fields to reach the then small museum township terminus in the far distant right. The line is now a circular service throughout the site, and the recreated Northern township has been much enlarged.
Photo taken September 1979, Beamish Open Air Museum
4.
Gateshead & District were the last BET group company to operate trams in the UK. Car 10 dates from 1925 and is now in use at Beamish open air museum. The Gateshead trams ceased in 1951 following the closure of the associated Newcastle system the previous year.
Photo taken 2000, Beamish Open Air Museum
5.
Gateshead 5 a bogie single decker of 1927. This tram also ran for British Railways on the Grimsby to Immingham light railway from 1951 when the Gateshead system closed until 1961 when the Grimsby and Immingham line shut down
Photo taken Sunday 24 May 2009, Crich Tramway Museum
6.
Grimsby & Immingham 27 was ex-Gateshead 16 and was one of fourteen from the 1-20 batch acquired in 1951. It was a 48 seat car built by Gateshead on Brill 39E Maximum traction trucks and was scrapped in 1961. Two from the batch are preserved - Grimsby 20 (Gateshead 5) at Crich and Grimsby 26 (Gateshead 10) at Beamish both restored to Gateshead livery.
Photo taken Wednesday 16 April 1958, Immingham
7. CCN144
Gateshead 44, CCN144, was a Leyland PD2/3 with a Leyland H30/26R body, one of twenty-three new in 1951 and was seen at Newcastle Central Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Newcastle Central Station
8. CCN162
Gateshead and District 62, CCN162, was one of fourteen Leyland PD2/1s with Leyland H30/26R bodies new in 1951 along with twenty-three PD2/3s also with Leyland H30/26R bodies. Withdrawn in 1965 it passed to T.D. Alexander (Greyhound), Arbroath and Sheffield.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Newcastle Central Station
9. CCN171
Gateshead 71, CCN171, was a Leyland PD2/1 with a Leyland H30/26R body, one of fourteen new in 1951 and was seen at Newcastle Central Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Newcastle Central Station
10. HCN477
Gateshead & District 77, HCN477, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1958 with Metro-Cammell Orion H41/32R bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Hudson Street, Gateshead
11. HCN478
Gateshead & District 78, HCN478, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 built in 1958 with Metro-Cammell Orion H41/32R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Gateshead
12. KCN184
Gateshead & Distict 84, KCN184, a Leyland PDR1/1 with Alexander H78F body new in 1959.
Photo taken circa 1961, Barras Bridge, Newcastle
13. KCN180
Gateshead & District 80, KCN180, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1960 with Alexander H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Gateshead
14. KCN894
Gateshead & District 94, KCN894, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1960 with Roe H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Bewick Street, Newcastle
15. OCN608
Gateshead & District 108, OCN608, Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1962 with Weymann H44/34F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Bewick Street, Newcastle
16. ACN422B
Gateshead and District 122, ACN422B, a 1964 Leyland Atlantean with Alexander body awaits to depart for its home town from Newcastle
Photo taken 1974, Bewick Street, Newcastle
17. BCN530C
Gateshead & District 130, BCN530C, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 built in 1965 with Alexander A H43/32F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1969, Bewick Street, Newcastle
18. CCN333C
Northern Atlantean CCN333C with Alexander body tries hard to leave Worswick St Bus Station, Newcastle through crowds that operators today can only dream about! In this instance, it was impossible to get a picture without them. Is this a record for number of people in one bus station picture?
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1977, Worswick St, Newcastle
19. LCN105K
Gateshead & District 155, LCN105K, a Bristol RELL6G built 1971 with ECW B44D+23 bodywork. Operating route 52, Foot of High Street.
Photo taken June 1972, Hills Street, Gateshead
20. RCN101N
Gateshead Interchange with ex Gateshead and District Leyland Atlantean/Park Royal RCN101N now sporting Tyne And Wear PTE livery and fleet number 3275.
Photo taken Saturday 29 January 1983, Gateshead Interchange