IN 1894, there were almost four hundred horse-drawn tramcars on the streets of Glasgow.

By 1948, there were around more than a thousand electric cars in use.

Our tram network was the envy of the world, and our recent feature on the history of the system and its legendary manager James Dalrymple prompted readers to share their stories.

Donald Webster got in touch through our website to tell us he loved the ‘caurs’, as they were known in Glasgow.

“They were environmentally friendly, not like today’s buses,” he said.

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“I can recall the sound they made as they made their way along the tracks, clickety click, clickety click.

“It sounded like a penny dropping into an old one armed bandit.”

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Rhona Drummond, from Bridgeton, recalled her gran’s stories of hopping on the tram to meet her sweetheart at the Cross.

“She used to meet him after work to go to the cinema,” she said. “She loved the trams and was sad when they disappeared from Glasgow streets. It would be great to see them back one day.”

Glasgow City Archives shared some fantastic photographs and information from their collections.

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Around 250,000 people braved the rain to watch a procession marking the end of the trams in the city in September 1962.

Many spectators ran ahead to place a penny on the rails to be retrieved when the trams had trundled past - these flattened coins became souvenirs of the day.

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Do you still have one of those coins? Share your memories by emailing