Tram Lines Revealed

Railways, trams, buses, etc.
edgey2001
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Postby edgey2001 » Thu 16 Aug, 2007 3:50 pm

I was just driving up Dewsbury Road towards the Tommy Wass pub and came alongside some roadworks in the middle of the road and noticed the exposed tram lines visible in the dugouts, I couldn't take any pictures because I was driving but it may be worthwhile going back later to take a few snaps before they are all covered up again.
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Postby simonm » Thu 16 Aug, 2007 4:35 pm

If you travel down Armley road and over the snake bend (over the bridge) onto old Armley road you can see the old track clearly, as the road surface is breaking down, without the use of men and shovels!!
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Postby LS1 » Thu 16 Aug, 2007 11:14 pm

Was driving back into Leeds this evening and noticed the tram tracks too. Couldn't resist parking up and taking a quick picture!!! Just near Barkley Road this is.
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Postby rikj » Thu 16 Aug, 2007 11:58 pm

Great stuff. It's amazing what's only a few inches under our feet, if we but knew it!I believe the tram tracks are still there under the centre verge of Selby Road on its way up the hill. They were briefly revealed when the bus lanes were put in.

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Postby rangieowner » Fri 17 Aug, 2007 3:33 pm

Tram lines are still in Headingley as far as i know, about 10 or 12 years ago they resurfaced Otley road, they stripped off the old surface to reveal not only the tramlines but the original cobbled street surface!!!!! then they just resurfaced the whole lot with fresh tarmac!!
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Postby drapesy » Mon 17 Sep, 2007 10:26 pm

A tram line 'somewhere in Leeds' yesterday.Any guesses where? 10 points in where and what comp on offer!!!
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Postby wiggy » Mon 17 Sep, 2007 11:09 pm

they show through at compton road/stanley road junction now and again due to the heavy traffic and of coarse the ones at oakwood junction only got covered up in the early to mid 80s.the ones up crossgates road are still under the grass too,which makes me wonder if all the others are still under the grass verges? the over head power lines all over leeds were still there, well into the late 70s too.
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Postby wiggy » Mon 17 Sep, 2007 11:12 pm

drapesy wrote: A tram line 'somewhere in Leeds' yesterday.Any guesses where? 10 points in where and what comp on offer!!! i shall go for crossgates road??
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Postby jf » Tue 18 Sep, 2007 12:18 am

I'll go for Stanningley Road, more precisely the gap in the reservation at the end of Moorfield Road, as it looks like the bit of rail you can see there. I drive over it quite often, a bumpy ride.
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Postby wiggy » Tue 18 Sep, 2007 1:10 am

drapesy wrote: A tram line 'somewhere in Leeds' yesterday.Any guesses where? 10 points in where and what comp on offer!!! selby road then.....a little higher than the wykebeck arms? those stone set walls look familiar!
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