Hardback | 64 pages | 150 x 200mm
Publication June 2019 | ISBN 9781912654383
The city of Birmingham possessed the country’s largest 3ft 6in gauge tramway; although the process of conversion to trolleybus or bus operation commenced in the 1920s – indeed Birmingham was the first operator in Britain to see a tram route converted to trolleybus operation – a significant operation survived into the post-war years and it was not until the summer of 1953 that the final trams operated. This volume focuses on the routes to the south of the city centre – to places like Rednal and Cotteridge – 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 series:
- Birmingham South
- Birmingham North
- North Wales
- South Wales and Valleys
- Swansea and Mumbles