In the 1950s and 60s, the train sheds at Ferryhill in Aberdeen were alive with the sight and sounds of magnificent engines, billowing steam and smoke, full of the noise of these superb machines and the skilled men who worked on them.
If you had ventured down to the Golden Sands of the Silver City a century ago, you would have found a scene very different from the Aberdeen Beach of today.
All roads lead to Aberdeen’s King Street Barracks… and its haunting history at the heart of the city
Captain Beaton of the Gordon Highlanders knew very well the horrors of the Western Front.
It is now 65 years since the death knell sounded for Aberdeen’s trams when the town council decided to abandon the network that had grown too small for the Granite City’s needs.
They were a major part of Aberdeen’s transport infrastructure for more than 80 years, before being burned at the beach in the 1950s.
There are also plans to look at developing a new station on the main line within walking distance of the P&J Live.
Aberdeen’s trams, regarded as a vital part of the city’s life, reached the end of the track 60 years ago today.
We’ve taken a look back through our archives and dug up these images of trams in the heart of Aberdeen between the 1890s and late 1950s.
A flats development now stands on the site of the former tram depot at Queen’s Cross, where Grampian TV was established in the 1960s. Use our interactive slider tool to see how the area has changed since the 1960s.