The only son of James Craig Dumbreck, John Craig
was born 14th July
1923, is a graduate of Glasgow University, and was in the Russian Department of
Manchester University. John retired in 1983 and lives in Cheshire England. He still
keeps a great interest in academic life.
John sent in a card in which he tells an interesting story:-
SUMMER EGO TRIP
"You see me here on
a sunny day in Derbyshire at the outer terminus of the scenic hillside track at
the National Tramway Museum.
This tram and
I are the same age, reached the "end of the line", have been renovated
and are still active ! It is an old acquaintance and reminds me of my
Glasgow childhood, when we lived near the University, the terminus of the
"white caurs" which used to run from there through the city centre to
the leafy suburb of Dumbreck with its large Victorian mansions and the site of
an erstwhile Priory.
Several types of
Glasgow's fleet of 1200 trams (which ran on 270 miles of track) are preserved at
the National Museum. The last tram in Glasgow ran in 1962 and by 1964,
Glasgow trams were running on the Museum's track.
have particularly fond memories of Route 14 -- 23 miles long, maximum fare 2
1/2d. (=1penny). Glasgow trams used to be fined for exceeding the 30mph speed