Leeds to bring back the horse tram

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Residents of Leeds are in for a treat as the city is bringing back its horse tram.

It represents the first time in over 100 years that the horse-pulled carriage will be on the roads after extensive repairs were carried out on the double decker.

Volunteers from the Leeds Transport Historical Society (LTHS) have worked tirelessly over the past eight years restoring the tram and Jamie Guest, the project's manager, is very excited by the prospect of seeing the vehicle in action.

"It's quite a momentous occasion – it's the last remaining Leeds horse tram. The bodies of other trams would have been sold off as storage sheds and the scrap metal recycled," Mr Guest added.

Some £45,000 has been spent on restoring the carriage and it will go on display on Middleton Railway on August 24th before being used by passengers on August 25th and 26th.

For its next project, LTHS hopes to build a replica of an electric tram.

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