A Window into Tram History


Thousands of tourists and visitors to the Giant's Causeway will be taking in the breathtaking views through Widney windows this summer.

The operators of the light railway system that connects the UNESCO world heritage site to the town of Bushmills in Northern Ireland have recently commissioned a diesel powered tram supplied by specialists Severn Lamb.  The tram is a replica of the original last used on this line in 1949.

Alcester based Severn Lamb, experts in design and build of model railways and theme part transit systems, were selected to develop the new tram system.


Having worked together on a previous period rail project, Severn Lamb selected Widney to design and manufacture the opening windows for the tram carriages.

Widney have a long association with windows for passenger transport vehicles and working on this project recalled Widney's experience in this market sector.

The new tramcar was inaugurated in 2010 and passengers travelling on the system today can enjoy a taste of tram history.

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