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Leeds tram no 181 in colour | by Frederick McLean
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Leeds tram no 181 in colour

My coloured/tinted version of an old B&W photograph dated 3 Aug 1957 and taken by J. Copland of Leeds City Tramways (LCT) tram no 181 outside Roundhay Park gates showing 'Briggate' destination blinds. There is no route number showing but routes 2 and 3 both went via Briggate and Rounday Park.


LCT no 181 was a fully enclosed 'Horsfield' class car built by Brush in 1931 and seating 23/37, it ran on a 4 wheel Peckham P35 truck. It was the last car to run in normal operational service just before the Leeds Tramway last tram procession on 7th Nov 1959 and was scrapped a month later at the Swinegate depot. 😢


PLEASE NOTE - A number of my coloured images are deliberately more sketch or watercolour like than colour transparency or print like. They are only an impression of that period rather than an accurate representation of how the image/subject actually looked when the photo was taken.



📷 Any photograph I post on Flickr is an original in my possession, nothing is ever copied/downloaded from another location. 📷




If there are any errors in the above description please let me know. Thanks.


HAVE YOU ANY ORIGINAL LEEDS TRAM/BUS PHOTOGRAPHS? I collect (but am running short of) old Leeds tram/bus photos (not PC produced copies) with the original photographers name stamp on the reverse. I do not ever sell photos, only collect them (ask my wife!) and eventually post them on Flickr and Facebook with the vehicle details. If you come across someone who does not want their Leeds photo collection to go to some ebay seller and be split up so is looking for a safe home for it, or someone who is selling a collection of (reasonably priced!) Leeds photos, could you please bear me in mind and drop me a message with details, under no circumstances will the photos ever be sold on by me. Thank you.




Any photograph, ephemera, etc I post on Flickr is in my possession, nothing is copied from another location. The original photographer may have taken copies from their original negative and passed them out (sold them?) so there may be other copies out there of your (and my) 'original' transport photo, although occasionally there may be 'holiday snaps' type photos where there are not any other photos exactly the same in existence.


If you wish to use this image (bearing in mind it may not be my copyright) or obtain a full size version (most of my uploads are small size) please contact me.

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Uploaded on March 15, 2020