Steam Tram at the gates of Chichester Park, Antrim Road, Belfast

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Where: Northern Ireland, Belfast, United Kingdom

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When: 01 January 1897

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Date: ca. 1865-1914 (but likely 1880s-1890s)

NLI Ref.: L_CAB_02406


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Gerry Ward

    • 03/Jun/2011 08:38:27

    This is at Chichester Park on the Antrim Road, Belfast.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 03/Jun/2011 08:48:21

    Excellent, Gerry, thanks a million!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 03/Jun/2011 08:51:08 And I just gave the tram its exact location on the Antrim Road! You're a star...

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    • 05/Jun/2011 14:35:51

    great shot!

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    • 06/Jun/2011 12:14:45

    Very nice shot, thanks Mr jeux gratuits

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    Peter Denton

    • 06/Jun/2011 15:00:42

    This is brilliant - I had no idea that there was such a thing as a steam tram!

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    • 02/Aug/2011 10:38:54

    I've never seen one of these before, brilliant!!!

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    • 03/Aug/2011 07:30:33

    Cute looking! Maybe a relation of 'Toby the Tram Engine'.

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    • 06/Aug/2011 07:11:57

    Awesome shot indeed!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 05/Jan/2016 16:30:24

    Now with megazoom, I can read the side of the tram - it says Cavehill and Whitewell Tramway No. 1 According to Wikipedia: The line was opened on 1 July 1882[3] with just one steam engine, ordered from Kitson and Company. The route ran from Chichester Park Gate at the terminus of the Belfast Street Tramways line and terminated at the Glengormley Arms. By 1892 the steam tram engines were giving trouble and horses were employed to maintain the service. By 1896, all steam engines had been sold. So the date must be 1882-1896, and most probably (given the horse tram) 1892-1896.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 06/Jan/2016 16:04:00

    Thanks - Description and date updated slightly.