.......About how you turn a horse tram? You use the horses to turn the body around whilst the wheels remain on the track.
Heaton Park Tramway’s only surviving complete reversible horse tram, from over 500 designed by coachbuilder John Eades in 1887 and used in and around Manchester until 1903. was on display at the Great North Steam fair at Beamish Museum this weekend.
Until it was rescued from a retirement near Glossop twenty-five years ago, when the restoration work began, the tram had been utilised in a number of unusual ways including as a hairdresser's salon and a fish and chip shop. it finally took over twenty years to restore and is now a proud member of the Heaton Park Tramway's collection.
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