The Glasgow trams were the last network of its kind in the country.

The long, teary goodbye for the Glasgow trams

Around a quarter of a million people gathered to wave goodbye to the Glasgow trams in September 1962.

Tears were shed and emotions ran high as the last trams, which had served the city for 90 years, rolled through the streets for the final time.

An estimated 250,000 people took to the streets to bid farewell to Glasgows last tram which rolled into the depot for the final time this week in 1962.

1. A fond farewell

An estimated 250,000 people took to the streets to bid farewell to Glasgows last tram which rolled into the depot for the final time this week in 1962.
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It was an emotional day as the era of the "caurs" came to an end with one commentator claiming there was a impending sense of loss, of desolation in the air.

2. A city feels the loss

It was an emotional day as the era of the "caurs" came to an end with one commentator claiming there was a impending sense of loss, of desolation in the air.
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Many of those gathered ducked down to place a penny on the tracks so it would be squashed by the approaching tram to leave a unique souvenir of the day.

3. A unique souvenir

Many of those gathered ducked down to place a penny on the tracks so it would be squashed by the approaching tram to leave a unique souvenir of the day.
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A huge crowd watched the trams enter the Coplawhill Car Works, where they had been made and maintained by armies of workers for more than 90 years. There wasn't a dry eye at the depot.

4. Tears at Coplawhill Car Works

A huge crowd watched the trams enter the Coplawhill Car Works, where they had been made and maintained by armies of workers for more than 90 years. There wasn't a dry eye at the depot.
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