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 Summerlee Museum where our volunteer team workshop is based.
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Find out more about the history of Tram No. 1245
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.
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.
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.