This weekend members of the Plymouth City Transport Preservation Group (PCTPG) enjoyed an evening out on a late 1970s former Plymouth double decker Leyland bus on a tour of some of the citys former tramway routes by twilight.
The event held on Sunday evening with nearly 50 members of the group in attendance visited some of the key points in the city that were associated with its tramway past. The 1978 Leyland Atlantean in full Plymouth City Transport livery retraced 4 former tram routes as much as is possible over 60 years since the last trams in the city ran in September 1945.
A lot of the city layout has changed in the intervining years especially with the heavy bombing Plymouth suffered but it is still possible to retrace some of the original routes at least in part.
The tour took members from Cattedown across the city to Devonport to Peverell, Compton and the Barbican as well as across the city centre with a stop for some final pictures in Bretonside before it closes followed by a fish and chip pit stop at the Mayflower steps.
Very little of our tramway past remains standing or visible but a few former pieces can be seen as we passed through some of the city streets most obviously the green tramway pole from 1898 on North Hill.
More similar trips will be planned for future events in 2016 and anyone wishing to join us or find out more information should visit www.plymouthcitytransport.co.uk
Thanks to Jason for the excellent photos