Tramway Rosettes in Glasgow

When I was Glasgow, I noticed on several buildings in the city center the same tram rosettes that are in Lviv. Thus I immediately knew that Glasgow once had a tram system.

Glasgow’s electric tram route began in 1898. In 1962 the city abandoned its tramway system — the last city in the UK to do so. At its peak in 1947, the city had more than 1,200 trams. Starting in 1953, they were phased out.

As such, the tram rosettes haven’t supported tram wires for 50 years, but many still adorn Glasgow’s buildings, reminders of the city’s once much-loved tram system.

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  1. There are in fact believed to be 900 main tram rosettes in the centre of Glasgow still in place on old tram routes but no one has yet made an exact count. There are also several in Paisley and other parts of the Glasgow conurbation awaiting discovery and counting

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