Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Edinburgh trams in Melville Drive!!

Trampoles now lampposts?
I note a rail enthusiast has uploaded a picture of two street lights in Melville Drive with an interesting assertion that they are a legacy of Edinburgh's earlier tram system. David Panton, on the Railscot website writes:
"The most obvious remnants of Edinburgh's once extensive tram system are some former trampoles which were converted to street lighting after the routes closed in the mid 1950s.  Melville Drive, which runs through the Meadows, has a complete set of these and a facing pair are pictured on 3 January.  The fact that they are facing is a giveaway: lamp posts are usually staggered."
Do you agree?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the day Edinburgh re-install trams in the city .. it'll be fantastic!

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