Updates have also been added to the LTHS part of the site with the remaining meeting programme on the main page and Newsletter No 172 available as well. More details of LTHS Publications have also been added. Due to technical problems with the main LTHS website welcome to its temporary home.
Leeds Transport on Postcards has now been published and is available for purchase via this website. Please send me an email via contact and I will make the necessary arangements.
The Society published a new book at the end of October. This is 'Leeds Transport on Postcards'. Again this has been compiled and written by Jim Soper and is A4 size with 136 pages most containing two reproductions of previously unpublished postcards of various forms of Leeds Transport, from aeroplanes to motorcycles, railways and water transport and a variety of other vehicles, including trams, that have been seen in Leeds. There is also a history of the postcard industry in Leeds.
The book can be pre ordered at a reduced price until 12th December and will be posted out as soon as payment is received.
then send the completed form with a cheque to the address on the form.
The separate Society website has gone down and we will have to recreate it. So for the time being this site will give information about the LTHS follow this link.
A group of tram car enthusiasts in Leeds are working to restore the only surviving Leeds Horse Tram which was built in 1898, to running order so that it may once again carry passngers.
This is how the car appeared in November 2012:-
The car is now in the workshops at the Middleton Railway Trust in Moor Road, Hunslet, Leeds who have generously given the Society workshop space to complete the restoration. Unfortunately it cannot be viewed at the moment.
The car is owned and the project is being financed entirely by the Leeds Transport Historical Society.
Here a car of the same batch as 107 ascends Woodhouse Lane towards where the University is now. The three normal horses and an additional 'trace horse' are being used to get the full load of 34 passengers up the steep hill. At the top the 'trace horse' will stop and unhook.
Follow the progress of the project by viewing the pages listed on the sidebar which will be updated as the project progresses. Regular updates will appear after each Wednesday working party.
The website has been constructed by a complete amateur and more content and features will gradually be added as soon as his aged brain learns how to make features work.