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Riverside Slideshow: how to move a horse-drawn tram

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Last week’s Picture of the Week showed Glasgow Corporation Tramway’s 543 horse-drawn tram moving position in the Museum of Transport to make space for the manoeuvre of the Caley 123 locomotive.

So, just how do we go about moving such a large object? The slideshow below illustrates the steps we took.

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Written by ionashepherd

September 16, 2010 at 10:22 am

Picture of the Week – Floating Tram

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The horse-drawn tram at the Museum of Transport, Glasgow.

The picture above shows the Glasgow Corporation Tramways’ 543 horse-drawn tram inching its way through the Museum of Transport’s main hall. Decant technicians and our contractors used specialist rails to move the 19th-century tram out of its location.

It is useful when photographing large objects, such as this tram, to include people in the image to provide a sense of scale. The converging verticals in the roof beams and the paved floor have also added perspective to the photograph.

To see a slideshow of exactly how the move was done, please check back here next week. Or you can subscribe using the link on your right.

Written by ionashepherd

September 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm