Hot off the press

Great news. Dundee Museum of Transport has been awarded a grant of £2000 from the Innovation and Development fund for use toward a feasibility study. The letter states that demand for funding was very high in this round but the panel recognised the merit of our application. Pretty good as this was our very first […]

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One for the Future

Dundee Museum of Transport do a Time Team On 29th July 1943 Hurricane Fighter V7725 took off from Tealing air base. The pilot at the controls was 21 year old Sgt Roland Carpenter from Birmingham a trainee at Tealing. During the flight something went wrong (It is thought he blacked out) and the Aircraft dived […]

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When Dundee United won the Scottish Cup in 1994

On Sunday 22 May 1994, the day after winning the Scottish Cup, thousands of Dundee United supporters lined the streets to welcome the winning team back home. As is traditional the team travelled in an open-top bus which was part of the Tayside Public Transport fleet. Ailsa bus 300 (WTS272T) was modified by the company […]

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More tram trivia

The info here was originally posted by Brian, Doon the Toon, in the 3Js (DC Thomson’s chat board) and the Dundee Forum. Some of the info comes from the video “Dundee Trams”, released in 1996, the anniversary of the ending of Dundee’s trams. From the 3Js When the use of trams was finally discontinued in […]

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Trivia

TramsThe first municipal public transport in Dundee was operated by “Dundee & District Tramways Co Ltd”. From 1877, these were generally horse-drawn, but by June 1885 steam cars with green and white livery were introduced. Unusually, the tram lines were publicly built and owned, although initially leased by police commissionaires to private companies. All routes […]

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Old Dundee Transport pictures used on our banner

Unveiled on Sunday 4 April 2010 the Dundee Museum of Transport banner featured seven images from Dundee’s transport heritage. Following requests for more details the seven original images used for the banner have now been added to our collections gallery. If you have more photographs of Dundee’s Transport heritage please get in touch through our contact […]

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The games afoot !!!

There has been quite a bit going on since the committee had a very enlightening and informative meeting with Jack Searle and two other members of the Dundee Civic Trust on 13th April 2010. Mr Searle was concerned that as yet we did not have a business plan in place and we to be fair did […]

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Bringing Dundee’s vintage buses back home

National Express Dundee has very generously agreed to donate Daimler CVG6 ETS 964 (fleet number 184) to the Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society. This vehicle is currently on display at the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum at Lathalmond. ETS 964 bus entered service with Dundee Corporation on 27 November 1955 and was withdrawn in September 1977. During […]

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Welcome to the Dundee Museum of Transport news page

Since our website launched over a few weeks ago a lot has been going on behind the scenes. To help keep you up-to-date with all of our news as it happens we have now added this page to the site. If you subscribe to the RSS feed shown on this page you will be notified […]

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