Hardback | 64 pages | 150 x 200mm
Publication October 2018 | ISBN 9781912654352
Now the proud possessor of one of the country’s second-generation tramways, the city of Nottingham had two traditional electric tramway operations – that of the corporation and that of the Notts & Derby company. Dominant for the first 25 years of the century, by the mid-1920s a new form of transport – the trolleybus – came to epitomise the future and all of the city’s first-generation trams had been withdrawn by the mid-1930s. Now, however, little remains to remind people of this once important form of transport other than historic photographs.
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
'Peter Waller is a knowledgeable writer on tramway matters and packs a lot of detail into each of these little books. They will be of interest both to tram enthusiasts and anyone interested in the transport history of the cities in question.' Review, the Journal of the Friends of the National Railway Museum
'These modest little books, of a size to fit comfortably inside a tram-conductor's pouch, are based principally on the photographic collections of the Online Transport Archive. The core of each is a pictorial journey down each route and they are therefore likely to be of almost as much interest to those who know the cities as to tram enthusiasts; given that none of these systems lasted into the 1950s, much of the surroundings pictured here will have changed radically.' Journal of the Railway & Canal Historical Society, July 2019