Three-quarter front view of horse tram no 17, the last workman's horse tram on the Harrow Road - Paddington route; the driver and conductor are posing for the camera
Unknown photographer, 1906
Image no: Ukn
Inventory no: 1998/55273
20th Century London caption: This is the last workman's horse tram on the Harrow Road to Paddington route. The driver and conductor are posing for the camera. The tram companies were required to provide cheap fares for workmen in the early morning and for a certain period in the evening. 'Workman's tickets' were cheaper than the normal tickets on the tram, (which in turn were cheaper than bus tickets). Workman's tickets on trams caused a social revolution, since they allowed large numbers of people to live away from their workplace in more pleasant suburban surroundings, and commute to work.