THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

Welcome to the Official website for the Glasgow's Last Tram restoration project, Coatbridge.

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RESTORATION OF A GLASGOW ICON

The "last tram restoration project" aims to restore Glasgow Coronation Tram, No. 1245 built in 1939. Restoration started in 2011, at Summerly Transport Museum where our volunteer team workshop is based. Watch our video below to find out more about the project.

 

NO. 1245

Find out more about the history of Tram No. 1245

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THE TRAM

The tram was removed from passenger service in 1962. It was then used to shunt trams which were to be scrapped until 1963, when 1245 pulled 1274 into Coplawhill Works (now the Tramway Theatre in Albert Drive) and shunted itself and 1274 back into a lye of the Coplawhill Erecting Shop.

THE PROJECT

Members of the museum’s Transport Group are working on the painstaking restoration of Coronation tram 1245, known as “Glasgow’s last tram”. Summerlee acquired it for just £1 in 2006 and it lay in storage for six years before the volunteer group stepped in.

THE TEAM

A team of retired engineers at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life are restoring the tram to its former glory. The team have worked on the project for the last seven years, raising some £20,000 for the work completed so far.