SWANSEA AND MUMBLES TRAMWAY - The usual motley and highly dangerous looking collection of stock on a Swansea & Mumbles train. I am unable to find any information on the locomotives except that three were called CRUMLYN, SWANSEA and HAMPSHIRE. Is the lad on the front buffer beam the sanding apparatus?
The Swansea and Mumbles Railway was the world's first passenger railway service. Originally built under an Act of Parliament of 1804 to move limestone from the quarries of Mumbles to Swansea, it carried the world's first fare-paying railway passengers on March 25th, 1807. It later moved from horse power to steam locomotion in 1896, and finally converted to electric trams in 1929, before closing in January 1960, in favour of motor buses. The line was 5.5 miles long and converted to standard gauge in 1855. At the time of the railway's closure, it had been the world's longest serving railway.