Lost Tramways London South West by Peter Waller, published by Graffeg

Lost Tramways of England: London South West

Peter Waller
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Publication 23 September 2021 – Pre-order now.

Hardback | 64 pages | 150 x 200mm
Publication September 2021 | ISBN 9781914079832

Once the largest tramway network in the British Isles, London's tramways had belonged to a range of operators until the London Passenger Transport Board was created in July 1933, and this resulted in a great variety of tramcars being operated in the Metropolis. This is one of four volumes to cover the history of electric tramcar operation in the city. The south-west witnessed the London United Tramway’s early trolleybus routes as well as the operations of Croydon Corporation, and although many of the routes were to be converted before the outbreak of World War II, a number survived until the conversion of the system in 1950-52.

Locations featured include: 
  • Battersea Bridge
  • Brixton Road
  • Clapham Junction
  • Clapham South
  • Coldharbour Lane
  • Crystal Palace
  • Hampton Court
  • Herne Hill
  • Hounslow
  • Kennington
  • Kingston Bridge
  • Lavender Hill
  • Longley Road
  • Milkwood Road
  • Mitcham
  • Purley
  • Putney Bridge
  • South Croydon
  • Streatham
  • Surbiton
  • Thornton Heath
  • Vauxhall
  • Vauxhall Bridge
  • Victoria
  • Victoria Embankment
  • Wandsworth
  • Waterloo
  • West Norwood
  • Westminster
  • Wimbledon 
Also in the series: London North West, London South East and London South West.

Peter Waller’s first book, British and Irish Tramway Systems since 1945, was published in 1992 and since then he has written extensively on transport subjects. He is now a full-time author and editor as well as being a director and secretary of the Online Transport Archive.

Books in the Lost Tramways series: