R&M Bearings spotted around the world

Entrance to the Shipley Glen tramway museum with one of the original tram cars Photographed June 2014

Entrance to the Shipley Glen tramway museum with one of the original tram cars
Photographed June 2014

Preserved R&M bearing housing spotted in Yorkshire

 The Shipley Glen cable tramway at Saltaire near Bradford in West Yorkshire was opened in 1895 and still operates today.

In the 1920s the cable propulsion system was replaced, and the bearing housings which were located in the engine house were manufactured by Messrs. Ransome & Marles of Newark-on-Trent.

Preserved behind glass in the tramways museum is the R&M bearing housing with logo partially visible on top Phtgraphed June 2014

Preserved behind glass in the tramways museum is the R&M bearing housing with logo partially visible on top
Photographed June 2014

Today, one of these housings is preserved in the tramways’s own on site museum at the entrance to Shipley Glen.

Click HERE to visit the Shipley Glen tramways website

On this shot the R&M patent No. is clearly visible Photographed June 2014

On this shot the R&M patent No. is clearly visible
Photographed June 2014