Hardback | 64 pages | 150 x 200mm
Publication February 2020 | ISBN 9781912654406
Although better known as a pioneer of trolleybus operation – the city played host to Britain’s longest surviving trolleybus network (61 years) – Bradford Corporation operated a sizeable fleet of 4ft 0in-gauge trams through to May 1950. As such, the city could lay claim to being the last operator of this gauge of tram in Britain and – in the restoration of No 104 – the first to see a derelict tramcar restored to use. Now, however, little remains to remind people of this once important form of transport other than historic photographs.
Locations featured include: The city centre, Allerton, Duckworth Lane, Heaton, Crossflatts route, Idle, Undercliffe, Bradford Moor, Stanningley, Wakefield Road, Manchester Road, Wibsey, Queensbury
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