Regional Tramways - the North West of England, Post 1945


Author: Peter Waller
Publisher: Regional Tramways
ISBN: 9781473862074
Category: Transportation
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This is the third in the 'Regional Tramways' series that covers the history of tramway operation in the British Isles. Focusing on North-West England, the book provides an overview of the history of tramways in the region from the 1860s, when one of the pioneering horse trams that predated the Tramways Act of 1870 operated in Birkenhead (the first tramway to operate in the British Isles), through to the closures of the last traditional tramways (Stockport and Liverpool) in 1951 and 1957. It also looks at one great survivor the tramway in Blackpool that, fully modernized, continues to operate in the twenty-first century. Concentrating on the systems that survived into 1945 Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bury, Darwen, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Salford, SHMD and Stockport the book provides a comprehensive narrative, detailing the history of these operations from 1945 onwards, with full fleet lists, maps and details of route openings and closures. The story is supported by almost 200 illustrations, both colour and black and white, many of which have never been published before, that portray the trams that operated in these towns and cities, and the routes on which they operated. Bringing the story up to date, the book also examines the one second-generation tramway built in the region Manchester Metrolink as well as informing readers where it is still possible to see surviving first-generation trams from the region in preservation.

Regional Tramways: Midlands and Southern England


Author: Peter Waller
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473871166
Category: Transportation
Page: 168
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This volume is the latest in a series of tramway books covering Britains post war tram networks. The book covers the systems that survived the Second World War, in the Midlands and Southern England, except London which will have a separate book.This extensive volume covers all the post war systems from their inception through to closure, with a superb range of images - many of which are previously unpublished - depicting each operation, from horse tram days through to the end. In addition, the comprehensive introduction provides an overview of the myriad other systems that once operated in the region but which did not survive after 1945, featuring such notable towns and cities as Bristol, Coventry and Norwich. Also included in the volume are accounts of the two second-generation systems to operate in the area: Midland Metro and Nottingham Express Transit.

Regional Tramways - Yorkshire and North East of England


Author: Peter Waller
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 9781473823846
Category: Transportation
Page: 112
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This is the second of a new series of books that will cover the history of tramway operation in the British Isles. Focusing on Yorkshire and the North-East England, this book provides an overview of the history of tramways in the region from the 1860s, when one of the pioneering horse trams that predated the Tramways Act of 1870 operated for a brief period in Darlington, through to the closures of the last traditional tramways - Leeds and Sheffield - in 1959 and 1960, respectively. Concentrating on the systems that survived into 1945 - Bradford, Gateshead, Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, Rotherham, Sheffield, South Shields and Sunderland - the book provides a comprehensive narrative, detailing the history of these operations from 1945 onwards, with full fleet lists, maps and details of route openings and closures. The story is supported by some 200 illustrations, both color and black and white, many of which have never been published before, that portray the trams that operated in these towns and cities and the routes on which they operated. Bringing the story up-to-date, the book also examines the two second-generation tramways built in the region - the Tyne & Wear Metro and Sheffield Supertram - as well as informing readers where it is still possible to see surviving first-generation trams from the region in preservation.

Rails in the Road

A History of Tramways in Britain and Ireland
Author: Oliver Green
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473869404
Category: Transportation
Page: 272
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There have been passenger tramways in Britain for 150 years, but it is a rollercoaster story of rise, decline and a steady return. Trams have come and gone, been loved and hated, popular and derided, considered both wildly futuristic and hopelessly outdated by politicians, planners and the public alike. Horse trams, introduced from the USA in the 1860s, were the first cheap form of public transport on city streets. Electric systems were developed in nearly every urban area from the 1890s and revolutionised town travel in the Edwardian era.A century ago, trams were at their peak, used by everyone all over the country and a mark of civic pride in towns and cities from Dover to Dublin. But by the 1930s they were in decline and giving way to cheaper and more flexible buses and trolleybuses. By the 1950s all the major systems were being replaced. Londons last tram ran in 1952 and ten years later Glasgow, the city most firmly linked with trams, closed its network down. Only Blackpool, famous for its decorated cars, kept a public service running and trams seemed destined only for scrapyards and museums.A gradual renaissance took place from the 1980s, with growing interest in what are now described as light rail systems in Europe and North America. In the UK and Ireland modern trams were on the streets of Manchester from 1992, followed successively by Sheffield, Croydon, the West Midlands, Nottingham, Dublin and Edinburgh (2014). Trams are now set to be a familiar and significant feature of twenty-first century urban life, with more development on the way.

The Industrial Archaeology of North-west England


Author: Owen Ashmore
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719008207
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 241
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A Bibliography of British History, 1914-1989


Author: Keith Robbins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198224969
Category: History
Page: 918
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Containing over 25,000 entries, this unique volume will be absolutely indispensable for all those with an interest in Britain in the twentieth century. Accessibly arranged by theme, with helpful introductions to each chapter, a huge range of topics is covered. There is a comprehensiveindex.

Post-war Literature

1945 to the Present : English Literature in Its Historical, Cultural and Social Contexts
Author: Caroline Merz
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237522582
Category: Backgrounds to English literature
Page: 96
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This title sets out the political developments of the period before looking at developments in drama and the British theatre, poetry and novel writing, popular culture and the American influence in all aspects of literature and the media.

Tramway Twilight

The Story of British Tramways from 1945 to 1962
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Street-railroads
Page: 111
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The Electrical Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Transport World


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electric railroads
Page: N.A
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Lewiston


Author: Suzanne Simon Dietz,Amy Lynn Freiermuth
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738573120
Category: History
Page: 95
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Lewiston, New York, a village and town on the mighty Niagara River, was destroyed during the War of 1812. Rebuilding began in the embers from that war, and the ongoing transformation has created a popular tourist destination for music, theater, festivals, and more.

Port of London


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Harbors
Page: N.A
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Ottley's Bibliography of British Railway History. Second Supplement 12957-19605

Books, Parts of Books, Pamphlets and Academic Theses on the History and Description of Public Transport in the British Isles Published Up to the End of 1995, with Corrigenda and Addenda to the Entries in the Previous Volumes
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Railroads
Page: 647
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The Railway Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Railroads
Page: N.A
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The Railway Gazette


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Railroads
Page: N.A
View: 1551
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Encyclopaedia Britannica

A New Survey of Universal Knowledge
Author: Harry S. Ashmore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 3312
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The World's Carriers and Carrying Trades' Review

A Record of the Carrying Trades of the World
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Transportation
Page: N.A
View: 769
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The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography, National
Page: N.A
View: 7002
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Museums and Galleries Yearbook


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Museums
Page: N.A
View: 6319
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