Preserved LT Tramcar 1858

Ex London Transport tram 1858 is seen in a field at Chessington Zoo on 21 February 1960. Where it stayed for six years. Car 1858 was privately purchased from LT by Peter Davis, who wanted to make sure a more modern car was to be preserved as a museum piece. London Transport were to keep two older cars for their museum. 

One of a batch of cars built for the LCC (London County Council) in 1930, and designated HR2, for Hilly Route. 
Photograph from Geoff Bannister

You may like to visit Geoff Banisters own website which includes
Aspects of Exmore, & Transport of delight.

The same car after rescue is seen at the East Anglia Transport Museum, at Carlton Colville, near Felixstowe. The car has been fully restored to working order, and gives rides on the museums track during the summer months. This view taken on 22 July 2001.
Photograph. John King.
The East Anglia Transport Museum has a  collection of Trams, Trolleybuses, Motor Buses and Other Vehicles. For more information visit their website:-

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