Photograph album of transport in York

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 192 PHO/2/40
  • Dates of Creation
      1909-1950s
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      c.300 images Archives - Non-digital

Scope and Content

Includes postcards and photographs on transport in York between 1909 and the 1950s, including early colour postcards. Subjects include:

York transport vehicle maps;

One York Press photograph of a fish market trader with an electric battery bus in the background;

24 colour and sepia tone postcards of means of transport in York;

34 photographs of the horse tramways;

16 photographs showing the construction of electric trams;

12 photographs including the inaugural tram, 20th January 1910;

60 photographs of electric trams in the York station area, Dringhouses and Acomb;

12 photographs of the city walls and Lendal Bridge, including a disabled tram minus its trolley;

30 photographs of trams on their way to and from Haxby Road, and four sepia postcards of trams on the same route;

Four photographs showing Bishopthorpe Road to South Bank;

16 trams on the route between Hull Road and the Beeswing, including those caught up in a religious procession;

One large photograph of a tramcar and crew outside the Beeswing Pub;

16 photographs of trams on the Fulford route, including during Military Processions;

One night photograph of the last celebration and public journey of the Electric Tramcar, and a larger copy of the photograph dated 1935;

Four photographs of the Electric Battery Bus between Clifton and Heworth;

12 photographs of trolley buses, with two larger photographs;

30 photographs of motor buses in York, primarily West Yorkshire Buses.

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