The Classic Trams : 30 Years of Tramcar Design 1920-1950
In the years between 1920 and 1950 a number of classic tramcar designs emerged - such as the Blackpool 'Standards', the London 'Felthams', the Liverpool 'Baby Grands' and the Glasgow 'Cunarders' - which seemed to offer the tramcar a long-term future in Britain. Unfortunately, with one exception, the promise of the 1920s and 1930s was lost in the rush to tramway abandonment in the post-1945 reconstruction, but the importance of these particular tramcar designs cannot be ignored. In their styling they were the typical products of their age and in the design concepts behind them they were at the forefront of transport planning.
In The Classic Trams: A Portrait of 30 Years of Tramcar Design Peter Waller narrates the history of many of these important designs. Covering more than a dozen different types, he provides a comprehensive account of the development of the cars, their operational record and their ultimate fate. Fully illustrated, including many previously unpublished photographs, the book is a superb tribute to the tram designs of the period.
Hardback with dust jacket, 128 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good
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