The Peak Tram
IDJ/Hugh Farmer: The Peak Tram was opened for public service on 28 May 1888.
Initially a static steam engine was used to power the haulage cable. [can anyone tell us who manufactured the original engine and any other details about the Tram’s early mechanical operation?]
In 1926 an electric motor replaced the original engine. This was manufactured along with other electrical gear by Metropolitan-Vickers, Trafford Park, Manchester, UK.
At the same time the winding gear was supplied by Bever, Dorling and Co, Bowling Ironworks, Bradford, UK.
This article was first posted on 9th February 2014.
See: Tram P F Leeds (1984) pages 9-12 & 36-37 1984 information about both the Peak Tram and Tramways
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