Art by Malcolm Davies
I have long had a love of the first generation trams here in Britain and have been fortunate enough to be able to work and drive these wonderful old vehicles at National Tramway Museum at the Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire and as part of the Blackpool Heritage Team.
This interest has not surprisingly spilled over into my artwork.
Here are some examples of my original tramway paintings.
Toronto Streetcar (Ex Kansas City) running in the 1960's. Watercolour approximately A3 in size.
Red Arrow Lines Brilliner No 6 at Media Terminus in 1950's Philadelphia.
The Motorman is setting up for the return journey to 69th Street as both trolley poles are on the overhead, which was a fairly common practice here.
Leeds Chamberlain No 60
This scene is on Harrogate Road at Chapel Allerton. The road and buildings still exist today and they are still retail units below living accommodation. This painting is available for purchase at £435.
Glasgow Coronation 1174
This scene is on London Road near Bridgeton Cross. This scene today is still very similar to that of this painting. This painting is available for purchase at £475
Sheffield Roberts Car No 505 and Standard No 497
This scene is on Prince of Wales Road. The junction in the picture still exists today as does the house to the right of 505 and the school behind. The road has undergone major changes just beyond this scene. This painting is available for purchase at £395
Birmingham trams Nos 832 and 750 on Pershore Road
The buildings to the left of car 832 still exist as does the public house "Dogpool" in the background. the road layout is also unchanged. This painting is available for purchase at the cost of NOT FOR SALE
Outside the Red Lion Public House at Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire. This particular car was redesigned to fit through the ancient town wall arched gateways in Southampton by fitting back to back "knifeboard" seating in the upper saloon, so that the passengers didn't "bang their heads" as they went through. COMMISSION - SOLD
One of the "static" display cars at the Crich Tramway Village. COMMISSION - SOLD
One of the "static" display cars at the Crich Tramway Village. This car is now back in service at Crich. COMMISSION - SOLD
One of the currently "non - operational" cars at the Crich Tramway Village, but did appear briefly at Crich during the Glasgow 60 event COMMISSION - SOLD
One of the "operational" cars at the Crich Tramway Village. COMMISSION - SOLD
One of the currently "non - operational" cars at the Crich Tramway Village, but is however undergoing restoration and will return to service in due course. COMMISSION - SOLD
Budapest Tram - watercolour
Available to buy £65
Budapest UV Tram - watercolour
Sunderland Tram at the Seaburn Terminus.