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CKV 1D
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151 of 182  Sat 4th Mar 2017 8:59pm  
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Here's the piece of tram line that you are referring to, which I photographed two years ago while standing on Priestley's Bridge and it's to be found behind the fence there, at the side of the Mosque!
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CKV 1D
COVENTRY
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152 of 182  Sat 4th Mar 2017 9:35pm  
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Here's a view of the tram line as seen in 2014 and pictured from the other side of the fence this time, on the Mosque side of it! This photo shows the line before all the soil, weeds and everything else around it had been cleared and the area tidied up a bit!
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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153 of 182  Tue 14th Mar 2017 7:21am  
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Tram 21
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Osmiroid
UK
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154 of 182  Tue 14th Mar 2017 12:03pm  
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Another tram associated picture I also like, some sort of control point, or just a shelter?
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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155 of 182  Fri 17th Mar 2017 12:12am  
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I love that one Osmiroid Thumbs up Not many images from Broadgate where you can see right through that passageway to Butcher Row. And thanks for the track images CKV 1D Edited by member, 17th Mar 2017 12:15 am
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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156 of 182  Sun 25th Mar 2018 11:36am  
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I remember an evening when the street lamps burnt amidst a baleful gloom, a drizzle of sooty raindrops dripped remorselessly from the dirty sky. And Broadgate had an unending string of trams grinding their way one behind the other, all the time one's ears were battered by the scraping and grating of their wheels and the striking of their bells, and looked a menace in the darkness. The grating put your teeth on edge and a shiver down your spine. I think I was about 5/6 years of age.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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157 of 182  Sun 25th Mar 2018 1:34pm  
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1936 1937
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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158 of 182  Sun 25th Mar 2018 2:26pm  
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Two good ones there MR, sheds a new light on trams. Thumbs up
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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159 of 182  Sun 25th Mar 2018 3:15pm  
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Tram lines being laid in The Burges in the late 1920's
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Mr Blue Sky
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
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160 of 182  Mon 26th Mar 2018 2:48pm  
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My great grandfather was killed by a tram on the Stoney Stanton Road near the Red House Inn in late December 1939 at 7.30 pm in the blackout. He was 73 yrs old and had worked at Alfred Herberts so maybe the noise of working in the machine shops had made him go deaf. As Kaga said the trams were very noisy. He was the 50th road victim and the 18th in the blackout of 1939.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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161 of 182  Tue 27th Mar 2018 11:57am  
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No one is going to know the real amount of damage and injury the blackout caused because most of the injuries were not reported, even if they caused serious problems later. The blackout never really got the blame. A person walked behind a parked lorry shining a torch on the ground and hit her head on a piece of piping tied on the lorry. Twenty years later had serious head trouble that caused her death? But people did play risky games with the trams because they were so slow. I have no idea if the trams had a special electricity supply, that was hit early on, but there were trams ground to a halt in outlying districts just a few hours after the Blitz started.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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162 of 182  Tue 27th Mar 2018 12:26pm  
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Kaga, not wishing to stray from this thread of Coventry Trams but over the years I have since learned the blackouts were blamed for a lot of incidents during the war. Roll eyes
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Helen F
Warrington
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163 of 182  Tue 27th Mar 2018 2:36pm  
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I have trouble remembering when the tram lines were built. That's an interesting photo Anne.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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164 of 182  Tue 27th Mar 2018 3:25pm  
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This will be a good place to start Thumbs up
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Helen F
Warrington
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165 of 182  Tue 27th Mar 2018 3:47pm  
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Thanks for that MR. Smile I'll try to remember that you posted the link because I fear the information will fall out of my head again.
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