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"The Last Tram?"

By RonnieAG
More accurately, No. 1392 is the last double deck tram to be built in the UK. It is a Cunarder, a post war development of the larger fleet of Coronation trams then running in Glasgow.
This shot was taken in 2009 in the Museum of Transport, then sited in the Kelvin Hall, but the tram has now been relocated to the new Riverside Museum of Transport.

My thank to all who commented on Beauty in the Beechwood.


Tags: Glasgow Transport Digitally manipulated Tram Double decker Kelvin hall Cunarder Museum of Transport

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 Oct 2012 12:09AM
Stands out so well against the mono b/g. Excellent.......Sandy

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annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Oct 2012 12:14AM
You got some surprises in your archives! Many years ince I have last seen a double deck tram.. As kids we were up there like shot, it was a bit difficult for 'elderly' adults to get up there and have an eye on us.

Excellent work, it must have been tricky to expos, the light was certainly not ideal. you manipulation makes it pop.
19 Oct 2012 12:19AM
Trams that ply in Kolkata are more vintage looking. These are in great shape.
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
19 Oct 2012 12:22AM
I so preferred the old museum. The new one just has no soul and everything just seems to clinical.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Oct 2012 12:38AM
It must have a marvelous sight, seeing one of these coming down the street-- Love the colors and your mode of presentation!
debu 8 India
19 Oct 2012 12:47AM
Great work.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 1:03AM
Good colour popping Ronnie.
Not so easy to get some images now at new Museum
with vehicles on conveyor belts.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 1:09AM
This tram has so much style, and nice pastel colours. With the background in mono, it stands out well.
Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
19 Oct 2012 1:22AM
A well kept and shiney old thing…..Jocelia…...
gwynn56 6 87 England
19 Oct 2012 4:51AM
lovely capture nice colours too , certainly stands out ,wonder how many towns wish they had kept their trams operating ,Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Oct 2012 5:59AM
Great colour popping, Ronnie, sad that they're a vehicle of the past, they had so much character. Carol
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 6:06AM
A stunning piece of work Ronnie, one which is not only creative, imaginative, well executed, but is full of charm and nostalgia. GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 7:01AM
Another fine contribution Ronnie love the effect

jdinne 15 16 England
19 Oct 2012 7:11AM
Excellent work Ronnie, really made this fine old tram jump out. Superb.

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 7:48AM
It's lovely to see that these trams are still around for all to see, they certainly have character.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 7:50AM
Brilliant shot Ronnie, and any transport museum or cars and Ted had me there!
and this you have captured so well then to just have it bursting out on it's own
well converted and 'played' with
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
19 Oct 2012 7:57AM
A great example of the use of selective colour.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 7:59AM
looks wonderful the way you have processed it
use to love the trams ..... yes ... we even had them in Australia
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 8:03AM
brilliant detail ronnie love the colour pop a cracker nice one Wink
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 8:36AM
good bit of colour popping it works well with the other trams/buses in mono and I like the diagonal
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 8:36AM
Superb image Ronnie, the selective colouring really works well, very well done

PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 8:45AM
Great the way the colour stands out. Piece of history well taken Ronnie. Paul
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 9:00AM
This is really neat, Ronnie to have the focal point in colour and the rest mono is inspired. Such gorgeous colours too.

Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
19 Oct 2012 9:02AM
A nice crisp clean image Ronnie....Derek
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 9:08AM
Lovely work Ronnie, such pristine colour and detail standing out so well from the background.

alansnap 14 577 26 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 9:08AM
Love it Ronnie. My wife's grandfather used to work in the tram depot, and Ann as a nipper actually got to "drive" some trams in there. On my first foreignGrin holiday as an eight year old I went from my native Belfast to Scotland on the Glasgow boat and I was thrilled to get to ride on a tram. That was 1960, the year they were withdrawn.
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 9:10AM
Nice shot Ronnie - I attended a dinner at the old museum in 1995 - we had the entire museum for the evening - the tables were set on the cobbles in between trams and buses - great evening.
Wonderful light giving great reflections, stunning detail Ronnie, selective colour works o so well here a job very well done I say.

9 10 10 England
19 Oct 2012 9:12AM
Just looking at this Ronnie takes me back to childhood and the rattle as they made their way.Smile
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
19 Oct 2012 9:13AM
I hate to admit it but I remember when we had trolley buses, I think they need to bring them back into service, less noise, less pollution etc..............SmileSmileSmile

Love the colour scheme of this tram..........GrinGrin
iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 9:16AM
Good shot, I used to enjoy visits to Kelvin Hall very much, Ian
Tibetan 6 3 England
19 Oct 2012 9:21AM
Very clever work there Ronnie, colours are great against the mono! got a bit of a shock at first but! a pleasant one!smashing job, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 9:29AM
I like the colour popped tram Ronnie - a good idea which works really well and what a fine vehicle!
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
19 Oct 2012 11:00AM
grt shot Ronnie the transport musuem is a grt day out i will have to go back soon

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
19 Oct 2012 11:03AM
Ah, memories! In truth not such good ones as trams were the only form of transport I ever felt travel-sick on!! Cleverly worked image.

BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
19 Oct 2012 11:05AM
A great way to present the main attraction in shot.
Really lovely, colourful vehicle.
Very well done Ronnie.

19 Oct 2012 11:30AM
this was definately a light side Tram Ronnie...well played with does the job in grand style

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
19 Oct 2012 11:49AM
Oh aye, another tram nut like myself I see Tongue Good stuff Ronnie, hope all is well...

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
19 Oct 2012 2:06PM
We have been waiting on the return of our first tram for three years Ronnie !!
Good bit of selective colouring.
A fine shot.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Oct 2012 2:20PM
Looks in immaculate condition, Ronnie, and the selective colouring works so well.

I guess they must have looked like this when they popped out of the fog which used to dog Glasgow and Edinburgh. I'm not sure that I recall the trams in Glasgow I think it might have been the Trolley Buses that had taken over when I came to Glasgow. The Edinburgh trams I do recall maroon & white like all the council trams and buses in Edinburgh, The seats were wooden and flipped over at the terminus when the trams changed direction. There used to be an honesty box on the platform for people who jumped on for a couple of stops and then jumped off again.
There are a million "Clippy" stories from the days of the trams and many of them a bit ribald to tell even here.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
19 Oct 2012 2:50PM
When I was a lad, our house looked across part of Hunslet Moor in Leeds towards the old Middleton Railway (as shown by Barbarahirst on here) and alongside ran the tram-track (now part of the M621 motorway Sad). We could see the trams coming long before they got to the stop, so could time it perfectly to catch one into town! They were much more reliable for timekeeping than the buses. Ours were maroon in colour, not as colourful as this fine specimen - your capture and presentation of it here against a mono background is brilliant, Ronnie Smile
Trev Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 3:07PM
What a fantastic citrus coloured tram, and so shineyGrinGrin I bet the seats are so comfy and springy too.
Great image RonnieGrinGrin
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
19 Oct 2012 3:50PM
We travel on these from location to location when we visit Beamish museum and just as we did the kids go straight upstairs.
19 Oct 2012 4:09PM
Excellent capture, super image,
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
19 Oct 2012 4:21PM
Great presented and captured

johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 4:35PM
Great photo and processing Ronnie, wonderful work

19 Oct 2012 5:41PM
Ronnie, great pop, works very well. Gives great detail to the shot........nice processing.

19 Oct 2012 5:43PM
I really like this image Ronnie, very nicely taken and worked.

John Smile
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 6:57PM
Luv it Ronnie, fantastic creative use of selective colouring, and what superb colours ther are.
Well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmile
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 7:52PM
Your selective colouring really makes the tram stand out Ronnie. The tram has had a great renovation job done and the colours are excellent. As an apprentice in the 50's I used to travel to night school on a trolley bus, the trams had all disappeared from our area by then, the nearest ones were at Liverpool.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
19 Oct 2012 8:08PM
I really like the colour against the B+W,verry clever ,great work
exposure Plus
14 5.9k England
19 Oct 2012 9:42PM
Lovely selective colour detail & mono back ground Ronnie
19 Oct 2012 10:12PM
Great bit of selective colouring Ronnie..Lin
20 Oct 2012 3:24PM
More Autumn colors Ronnie. Delightful. A
xwang 9 56 8
20 Oct 2012 11:28PM
Excellent effect, great work.. the colour is superb.. You went there again?...Grin.. I rememered you took photos there before...
21 Oct 2012 7:46AM
Very nice old tram well captured Ronnie.
Allen, Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Oct 2012 5:11PM
You are a master of colour popping and photoshopping Ronnie, even our Pill Popping Pal from Pill the Big O thinks so!Grin
TelStar 13 116 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 8:46PM

21 Oct 2012 10:13PM
A super image, Ronnie!

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