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Offline grandarog

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Re: Margate Trams.
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 20:44:55 »
They had been tarmaced over but there were still shiny bits of tram rail showing through where it had been eroded away by traffic when we stayed there in 1962.

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Re: Margate Trams.
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 18:37:44 »
Postcard showing a tram on Fort Crescent with the pier in the background.

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Re: Margate Trams.
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2016, 23:47:00 »
To remain ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain a child......Cicero

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Re: Margate Trams.
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 21:51:32 »
It certainly is !     The footpath, which runs down the side of Laleham School, between Northdown Park Road & Northdown Road was formerly 'reserved track' for the tramway & is shown on the map.

A mile or so towards Ramsgate there is another section of former reserved track leading to Northdown Hill, this is also in use as a footpath.

The main depot building at St.Peters survives, in good shape & still in commercial use,  but I believe that the small depot at the western end of the system at Garlinge has been recently demolished by developers after
many years use as a store by the electricity board.
A set of points & some track also survived there but that has presumably gone as well.

There are photos of trams on both sections of reserved track in Robert Harley's THANET TRAMWAYS.
Middleton Press,  ISBN 1 87373 11 1




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Re: Margate Trams.
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 13:28:13 »
Does this help? It's from The Tramways of Kent, Vol 2 by "Invicta". Your local library should have a copy (or can get a copy) and it details the routes quite minutely.

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Margate Trams.
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 22:49:02 »
I took this photo on my phone today.

This path is next to Laleham School, I was told that trams ran along the path.
Anyone else heard of this?


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