Sheffield Corporation Standard Car (156-230)

The Sheffield Corporation began building a new generation of trams in-house in the 1930s to modernise it's fleet and replace it's legacy and ageing trams some of which dated back to 1899. Seventy five trams were built of this batch of the "standard" car. The design was derived from one by local firm Cravens who developed a sample tramcar design in 1927. The standard cars were fully enclosed with a modern streamlined appearance and had the latest innovations including air brakes and upholstered seats!

Number built: 75
Built: 1933-35
Builder: Sheffield Corporation Transport
Motor: 2 x Metropolitan Vickers 102DR electric motors (DC OHLE)
Power: 100 hp (75 kW)

The standard cars survived in service until the end of the Sheffield Corporation tram system in 1960. The preserved example 189, which is now at Crich Tramway Museum, being withdrawn and preserved in 1958.
189 preserved at Crich Tramway Museum

Another view of 189 showing the entrance

End view of 189

And from the other end!