SCT '61 Photo Index
Modern Electric Tramways
Originally based in Eastbourne, now in Seaton, Devon.

Fleet List

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1. BHE442
Eastbourne Electric Tramway BHE442, a Leyland Tiger PS1 ancilliary vehicle. New to Yorkshire Traction (781) in 1949 with a Brush B32F body, it was withdrawn by them in 1960 and sold to the ETC who cut it down into this form.
Photo taken Monday 20 July 1970, The Crumbles, Eastbourne
2.
Eastbourne hosted a miniature tramway for tourists between 1954 and 1969 running two thirds of a mile close to the beach from Princes Park to the Crumbles, where the Sovereign Centre development now stands. Initially 15 inch gauge, it was later changed to 2 feet. Car 01, the shop, is seen at the western terminus, with 7 in the background.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1967, Princes Park Terminus, Eastbourne
3.
Modern Electric Tramways 6 near to the depot. Built in 1954 as a single deck toastrack, it was later rebuilt, in 1956, as an open topper based on the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay ex-Bournemouth trams. It now runs at Seaton in Devon to where the Eastbourne system moved in 1970.
Photo taken Monday 11 April 1966, Eastbourne
4.
Eastbourne Miniature Tram 7, built in 1958. The Eastbourne system moved to Seaton in 1970 where it still runs today.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1964, Eastbourne Golf Course
5.
Modern Electric Tramways 7 at the Crumbles terminus of the line from Eastbourne. Built in 1958 it was an open topper based on the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay ex- Bournemouth trams. It now runs at Seaton in Devon to where the Eastbourne system moved in 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Crumbles Terminus, Eastbourne
6.
Eastbourne car 7 was based on the ex Bournemouth cars that had run at Llandudno. It must be said that boarding these vehicles was a bit of a squeeze.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1967, Princes Park Terminus, Eastbourne
7.
Modern Electric Tramways 4 passing the depot. This was built in 1961, based on the open boat design at Blackpool. It now runs at Seaton in Devon to where the Eastbourne system moved in 1970.
Photo taken Monday 11 April 1966, Eastbourne Tram Shed
8.
Modern Electric Tramways 2 aproaching the depot. This was built in 1964 and was based on vehicles of the Metropolitan Tramways. It now runs at Seaton in Devon to where the Eastbourne system moved in 1970.
Photo taken Monday 11 April 1966, Eastbourne Tram Shed
9.
Eastbourne steamlined car 12 of 1966 was built with winter and poor weather operation in mind.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1967, Princes Park Terminus, Eastbourne
10.
"Houston, we have a problem!" Long Eastbourne car 12 has tried to occupy both terminal tracks at Princes Park, necessitating the arrival of the man who can in the Morris J van.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1967, Princes Park Terminus, Eastbourne