Hardback | 64 pages | 150 x 200mm
Publication June 2019 | ISBN 9781912654390
Until the summer of 1953 the streets of Birmingham resounded to the sounds of the city’s 3ft 6in gauge electric trams. The system was part of a network of tramways that stretched into the Black Country and represented the country’s largest concentration of narrow gauge tramways. This volume is one of two that recall that era; focusing on the routes to the north of the city centre – to places like Perry Barr, Aston, Erdington and Pype Hayes Park – the book provides a graphic reminder that it is not only the historic trams that have been lost but the streetscapes through which many of them operated have also largely disappeared.
The Lost Tramways of England series documents the tram networks which were at the heart of many of Britain's growing towns and cities from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. An informative, accessible and portable resource for the tram enthusiast as well as the general reader, and a superb souvenir or gift for visitors past and present.
Books in the Lost Tramways series:
- Birmingham South
- Birmingham North
- North Wales
- South Wales and Valleys
- Swansea and Mumbles