Aberdeen tram returns north after donation to Grampian museum

An Aberdeen tram has returned to the north east of Scotland after six years at Dundee Museum of Transport.

Tram on the road: Aberdeen No. 15 en route from Dundee to Alford.Mike Cooper/ADTPT

Aberdeen Corporation Transport No. 15, a Brush-built open-topper of 1901, later fitted with a top cover, was withdrawn and sold out of service 90 years ago in 1929.

The only Aberdeen electric tram to survive, No. 15 did duty in a garden at Loirston from then until the owner offered the double-deck body to the Aberdeen & District Transport Preservation Trust in August 2013.

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It had to be literally dug out, as the tram had been built into a house side and was brought to Dundee Museum of Transport where work started on the tram body’s restoration.

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