Works Trams of the British Isles

A Survey of Tramway Engineers' Vehicles

Author: Peter Waller

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

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Category: History

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Often little known and generally unfamiliar to the passengers that used tramways, works trams were an essential facet of the efficient operation of any system - large or small - and this book is a primarily pictorial overview of the great variety of works trams that served the first generation of tramways in the British Isles. Although construction of most tramways was left to the contractor employed on the work, once this was completed the responsibility for the maintenance and safe operation of the system fell on the operator. The larger the operator, the greater and more varied the fleet of works cars employed; specialist vehicles were constructed for specific duties. Smaller operators, however, did not have this luxury, relying instead on one or two dedicated works cars or, more often, a passenger car temporarily assigned to that work. This book is a pictorial survey to the many weird and wonderful works cars that once graced Britain's first generation tramways.

A History of the Peoples of the British Isles

From 1688 to 1914

Author: Thomas Heyck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 602

The three volumes weave together the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and their peoples. Volume II includes the formation of the nation-state, the industrialization of the British economy and the emergence of Victorian society.

Regional Tramways - the North West of England, Post 1945

Author: Peter Waller

Publisher: Regional Tramways

ISBN:

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.

Yorkshire and North East of England

Author: Peter Waller

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 150

This is the second of a new series of books that will cover the history of tramway operation in the British Isles. rnrnFocusing on Yorkshire and the North-East of England, this book provides an overview of the history of tramways in the region from the 18

Regional Tramways - Yorkshire and North East of England

Author: Peter Waller

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN:

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.

Climates of the British Isles

Present, Past and Future

Author: Mike Hulme

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 454

View: 716

Embracing the full scope of the Climatic Research Unit, this book serves a broad audience with extensive new data and excellent overviews of the past, present and potential future climates of the British Isles.

The British Architect

A Journal of Architecture and the Accessory Arts

Author:

Publisher:

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Category: Architecture

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The Directory of British Tramways

Central England, Wales and Ireland

Author: Keith Turner

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 128

As trams and other light rapid transit systems make a comeback in many British cities this volume, the second of three, looks at all the tramways that have operated in the towns and cities of central England, Wales, and Ireland, with lines as far apart as Skegness and Galway. From the 1870s to the 1950s, trams were a common sight in many British towns. From the pioneering Oystermouth Tramroad of 1807 to the up-to-the minute systems of Nottingham and Dublin of 2004, this is a practical and useful tool revealing the tramway lines and networks of the British Isles. Volume One covers southern England (including Greater London and East Anglia) and the Channel Islands. Volume Two covers the counties of central England, and the whole of Wales and Ireland.