Kit TK03: S.H.M.D. Open top bogie tramcar
- The Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley and Dukinfield Tramways and Electricity
Board (S.H.M.D.) operated some 20 miles of tramways east of Manchester.
This was an early example of the joint municipal operation of a public
transport system. The Joint Board operated from 1904 until 1945.
- The Board operated a fleet of some 68 cars at its maximum strength, five
of them being double deck open top bogie cars.
- These cars were built by Hurst, Nelson and Company of Motherwell in 1907.
They were numbered 56 to 60.
- They carried 77 passengers and were equiped with Mountain and Gibson
maximum traction trucks, fitted with 42 H.P. motors.
- They were all withdrawn from service in the early 1930's and no example
has been preserved.
Kit special features
- This kit has two plastic bogies with turning wheels.
- A full set of glazing parts for the lower deck is included.
- The transfers/decals have extensive lining for the bodywork.
- Bett, W.H., Gillham, J.C.1980?. The Tramways of South-East Lancashire.
Light Railway Transport League. ISBN 0 900433 62 0 . (Out of print)
Contains some detailed information on SHMD including a photograph of
these bogie open top cars (from Crich).
- Joyce, J.1982. Roads and Rails of Manchester 1900-1950. Ian Allen. ISBN 0
7110 1174 5 (Out of print)
Contains a little information on SHMD including photographs of open top
- Yearsley, Ian. 1962. The Manchester Tram. Advertiser Press Ltd,
Huddersfield. ISBN -. (Out of print)
Contains a little information on SHMD including 2 photographs of 4 wheel
- Yearsley, Ian and Groves, Philip. 1991. The Manchester Tramways (2nd
edition). Transport Publishing Co. Ltd., Glossop. ISBN 086317 173 7
Contains a little information on SHMD including photographs of 4 wheel
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