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SCOTTISH TRANSPORT AND TRAMWAY SOCIETY
175 Kingsknowe Road North,
EH 14 2DY.
Mr. Frank Little,
City of Edinburgh Council,
4, East Market Street,
31st January 2008.
Dear Mr. Little,
Former Edinburgh Corporation Tramcar 35
I refer to the current discussions by the Council Executive on the future of Edinburgh Corporation tramcar 35, and the forthcoming meeting on February 5th.
The Scottish Tramway and Transport Society is a group of about 160 tramway enthusiasts, and was founded in 1951. Our management committee has considered the matter of tram 35 and supports the report to your Culture and Leisure Committee of 20th November 2007 recommending the transfer of car 35 to the National Tramway Museum.
Full maintenance facilities are available at Crich, and the resident engineers there are experienced and competent, with the ability to deal with traditional technology and restoration. The museum at Crich houses the ‘National Collection’ and it would be inappropriate not to have an exhibit from Scotland’s capital city, joining vehicles already on display from Dundee, Glasgow and Paisley.
The desire to return the tram to Edinburgh is wholly understandable, but is a case of emotion over-ruling practicalities, as it would only be possible to run it on a separate dedicated track.
The STTS would be pleased to provide any fhrther assistance in furthering the case for car 35 being retained at Crich, as we consider this the best option for its safe long-term future.
I would appreciate a note on the final decision on your interesting and historic vehicle, for inclusion in our Society newsletter.
Newsletter Editor and Past-Chairman
This is from the Scottish Transport and Tramway Society (see heading) or Scottish Tramway and Transport Society (see letter). Seemingly a Scottish Charity based in Glasgow, not Edinburgh.
Ownership of Edinburgh Corporation Tram No 35 was transfered to a museum in England.
Tram 35 on show with other transport items whilst still in Edinburgh in a museum in Leith Walk Edinburgh
Tram 35 in its Edinburgh museum setting whilst owned by City of Edinburgh Council
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