Bermondsey Trams & Buses

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Re: Bermondsey Trams & Buses

Postby kiwi » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:05 am

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Elephant and Castle, c1910.

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Re: Bermondsey Trams & Buses

Postby kiwi » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:14 pm

Ramcar No 25 of the Southwark and Deptford Tramways Company stands in the depot yard on Evelyn St —1880s or early 1890s.  X.png
Ramcar No 25 of the Southwark and Deptford Tramways Company stands in the depot yard on Evelyn St —1880s or early 1890s

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Re: Bermondsey Trams & Buses

Postby kiwi » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:23 am

The shed was built in 1905 to serve the London County Council tram network. As this network extended, Camberwell became a hub for trams travelling northbound from south-east and south-west London, and the shed could accomodate up to 155 tramcars.
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Camberwell Tram Shed, c1914.
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Camberwell tram shed. Tram number 1862. c1930. >>>>>>
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Camberwell Garage,1966
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Camberwell Garage, Southwark SE5, 1940.
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Re: Bermondsey Trams & Buses

Postby kiwi » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:41 pm

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Southwark St, 1964.
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Re: Bermondsey Trams & Buses

Postby Sean.Byrne » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:45 pm

I would dearly love to see one of these double decker trams running again. When I was a lad in London I thought they were magic as they rumbled and screeched along with their antenna reaching up to the overhead power lines. Even today they strike me as having a scifi look to them. Oddly enough I do not remember riding on one. Bring'em back I say LOL

Not sure where this is but had to post it. How on earth could this happen????
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Re: Bermondsey Trams & Buses

Postby kiwi » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:06 am

Woolwich New Road, The pub on the corner (seen through the gap) has now gone along with buildings behind it to form the open space at General Gordon Place.
The pub name was Fortune of War, and had a picture of a ship. Picture 1946. :)

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Re: Bermondsey Trams & Buses

Postby Sean.Byrne » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:23 am

kiwi wrote:Woolwich New Road, The pub on the corner (seen through the gap) has now gone along with buildings behind it to form the open space at General Gordon Place.
The pub name was Fortune of War, and had a picture of a ship. Picture 1946. :)


Hi Kiwi, thanks for this. Frankly I am amazed that you could figure out all of this from the precious little in the pic. Based on your info I found this and am guessing that it is the Fortune of War pub in question, especially in that the tram is a No. 72.

I did some checking and came up with this: This incident took place in the early hours of Thursday, 18th April 1946. The tram was a No.72 workmen's' service for early commuters. It wrecked the front of the Co-op Pharmacy at 75 Woolwich New Road and damaged the shop fronts either side. Four passengers, the driver and the conductor sustained injuries. Apparently it was caused by excessive speed going downhill. Go figure. I also found an even more dramatic pic of the accident.
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I guess this was handy for the cleanup :D

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Re: Bermondsey Trams & Buses

Postby kiwi » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:34 am

July 4th 1952 , the day before the final tram ran in London and Car #186 is on the 38. This service was replaced by Route 177. Here on New Kent Road looking west. Elephant & Castle Railway Station just off to the left in Elephant Road.
New Kent Road looking west. Elephant & Castle Railway Station just off to the left in Elephant Road 1952.  X.jpg
1952

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Re: Bermondsey Trams & Buses

Postby kiwi » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:24 am

Double and single deck buses in the dock area at Old Kent Road LT bus garage. The front of NS-type bus no NS1080 (registration no XP8248) can be seen on the left. The buses in rear/three-quarter rear view are unidentified NS- and LT-types, two Leyland Lion PLSC3 single deck vehicles, registration nos UC4756 and YX7703, and STL-type no STL404 (AXM667). ST-type no ST464 (GK3056) stands on the right, in head-on view. 1936 picture.
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Old Kent Road LT bus garage,in Bowles Road, 1936.
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Old Kent Road LT bus garage, c1940.

Front view of Green Line Q-type bus no Q234 (reg no DGX240) at Old Kent Road garage (Bowles Road) after conversion to an ambulance. It can be seen that the front windows and destination blind box have suffered some damage in the recent air raid. Note the masks on the headlights and the white-painted mudguards, c1940.
Old Kent Road garage 1940. Green Line Q-type bus no Q234 (reg no DGX240) conversion to an ambulance.  X.png
1940.
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Re: Bermondsey Trams & Buses

Postby kiwi » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:14 am

View of single deck DE-type bus, no DE28, 1934, parked near the Old Kent Road Gararge (Bowles Road).
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Old Kent Road Gararge 1934.  X.png


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