BookLovers of Bath

Beautiful books… for beautiful people…

London Tramways John Reed

London Tramways - John Reed

Harrow Weald: Capital Transport Publishing, 1997, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; 2-column text; Appendix;

From the cover: “Until fairly recently any talk of trams in London, and indeed the rest of the country, has been in the past tense. Between 1935 and 1952 the capital’s vast tram system was systematically closed down in favour of the trolleybus, now itself extinct in Britain, and the diesel bus.

This book traces the history of the tram in London from its beginnings to the last night of services in July 1952. It is a story of enterprise, experimentation, innovation, unification and finally, in a fast-moving mid-twentieth century world awash with fossil fuels, abandonment.

Trams are now coming back into fashion, with Britain following the lead of a number of cities on the continent. The new breed is however a different animal and its development will form a story of its own.”

Size: 11" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 152 pages.
London Tramways John Reed