Dragon Miniature Railway

Marple Garden Centre, Marple, UK

Tara the Tram

After your train ride why not let your child have ride on Tara the tram but its a ride with a difference, your child will be the driver of the tram and will be able to drive it down its own line. A tram journey will be 50p to drive it down the line and back.

    

Drive Your Own Tram

Name
Number
Date Built/ Builder
Length of Run
Speed
Type
Power
Tara
1
Re-built 2007, S.Cameron
250ft
2.5mph
Bo-4w
1/4hp 12V motor


This railcar started life as a model tram, but has been unused for many years. During 2006/7, it was dismantled and expertly restored, and now forms a coin-in-slot type drive-yourself tram for children under 12 years old. Tara runs on a 250ft long track, which starts adjacent to the station (at New Station Road), and runs parallel to the main running line to a Halt next to the Fitting/Paint Shop. Each ride costs 50p, and two children can ride at once.

The livery of the tramcar is reminiscent of the old Manchester Corporation trams which used to operate from the turn of the century until the 1950's.