A 3ft 6in Gauge Steam Tramway in Heywood, Greater Manchester, UK

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A 3ft 6in Gauge Steam Tramway in Heywood, Greater Manchester, UK

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Until I read the February 1963 edition of 'The Railway Magazine', I had no idea that steam trams served boroughs in the Manchester conurbation. .........

https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/05/29/a ... chester-uk

John R. Prentice says that "the Manchester, Bury, Rochdale and Oldham Steam Tramways Co. Ltd. (MBRO, founded c.1883) became the second largest steam tramway operator in Britain with over 90 tram engines, 80 double-deck passenger trailers and 30 miles of routes. Of all these, two-thirds of stock and track were narrow gauge (3ft 6ins), including the section between Bury and Rochdale, through Heywood.
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I lived in Heywood during the 1970s and this is the first I've heard of this. Tried your link, but didn't work.
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Likewise. Can you resupply a good link please Roger. R-
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Apologies, I have updated the link in the original post.
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Very interesting, thanks for sharing.
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