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Includes industrial as well as passenger tramways, and any light railway calling itself a tramway, such as Wisbech and Upwell. See also the Narrow Gauge and Industrial section.
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Bibliography Of British And Irish Tramways. Ref: TB2574  


Croft & Gordon.
Very large, 482 pages, soft back. **The latest version of Croft's bibliography, now in a single huge volume. Apart from bringing the listing of books and articles up-to-date the work now includes Gordon's listings of legislation, arbitration and accident reports. A magnificent tour de force, but next time could we please have page numbers on the Contents page?

Price: 35.00
 

Blackpool Trams. Ref: TB3142  

The first half century 1885 - 1932.
Abell & McLoughlin.
Medium, 224 pages, illustrated with photos and maps, diagrams, depot site plans, hard back. **History, strong on car details.

Price: 18.95
 

Directory Of British Tramways. Ref: TB0553  


Turner.
Large, 248 pages. Hard back. LAST COPY.

Price: 24.99
 

Douglas Horse Tramway. Ref: TB0299  


Pearson.
Very large, 96 pages, soft back.

Price: 14.50
 

Essential Guide To Austrian Railways And Tramways. Ref: TB3388  

X89.
Jones, M.
Medium, 208 pages, small maps, colour photos, soft back. **A very useful guide to the rail and tram travel in Austria, with detailed notes on length, journey time, motive power, operating dates, tarriffs, contact details, and a fund of background information.

Price: 16.95
 

Fayle's Tramways. Ref: TB3287  

Clay mining in Purbeck : two hundred years, six different gauges.
Legg.
Very large, 167 pages, photo illustrations, maps, hard back. **Ball clay, a superior clay used in pottery, has been extracted in the Isle of Purbeck since the sixteenth century. Benjamin Fayle built a plateway, the first railway in Dorset, in 1806 to transport clay from his workings to the coast. The use of rail transport in the local clay industry continued until the 1990s. This history covers Fayle's plateway, the Middlebere Tramway, the Goathorn Tramway and the Norden and Goathorn Railway.

Price: 28.00
 

Glasgow's Trams. Ref: TB1248  

The twilight years.
Anderson, P.
Very large, 52 pages, soft back.

Price: 7.95
 

Steel Wheels And Rubber Tyres. Volume One. Ref: TB1626  

Transport around Oldham in the 1930s; locomotives at Gorton in the 1940s; Leeds trams in the 1950s.
Hilditch, G.
Medium, 168 pages, photo illustrations, maps. Soft back. *How one uninformed schoolboy tried to attain his early and overriding ambition to see his name in gold leaf on the side of a municipal tramcar, against those almost magic words "General Manager". RS10.

Price: 12.95
 

Steel Wheels And Rubber Tyres. Volume Two. Ref: TB1778  

A General Manager's journey: Manchester, Plymouth, Great Yarmouth, Halifax.
Hilditch, G.
Medium, 184 pages, photo illustrations, maps. Soft back. *How one uninformed schoolboy tried to attain his early and overriding ambition to see his name in gold leaf on the side of a municipal tramcar, against those almost magic words "General Manager". RS11.

Price: 12.95
 

History Of The British Steam Tram. Volume 1. Ref: TB1791  


Gladwin, D.
Very large, 176 pages, many photos, line drawings and diagrams, glazed boards. **This is the first of an unspecified number of volumes i*>[seven, perhaps]
Price: 40.00
 

History Of The British Steam Tram. Volume 2. Ref: TB2228  


Gladwin, D.
Very large, 256 pages, many photos, line drawings and diagrams, glazed boards. **This is the second of an unspecified number of volumes i*>[seven, perhaps]
Price: 40.00
 

History Of The British Steam Tram. Volume 3. Ref: TB2397  


Gladwin, D.
Very large, 240 pages, many photos, line drawings and diagrams, maps, glazed boards. **This is the third of an unspecified number of volumes i*>[seven, perhaps]
Price: 45.00
 

History Of The British Steam Tram. Volume 4. Ref: TB2575  


Gladwin, D.
Very large, 256 pages, photos, line drawings and diagrams, maps, glazed boards. **This is the fourth of an unspecified number of volumes i*>[seven, perhaps]
Price: 45.00
 

History Of The British Steam Tram. Volume 6. Ref: TB2608  


Gladwin, D.
Very large, 256 pages, photos, line drawings and diagrams, maps, glazed boards. **This is the sixth and apparently penultimate volume of a deeply researched and fascinating account of steam trams in Britain. Volume 1 looked at the general history and infrastructure of steam trams and tramways, Volume 2 examined the history of tram systems in towns A-B, Volume 3 covered towns C-L; Volume 4 proceeds from M to S; Volume 5, takes the English systems to W, continues to Scotland, Wales and experimental systems; this volume, volume 6, covers Ireland, further systems in England, boiler explosions and other matters. The final volume will be of photographs.

Price: 45.00
 

Horse Trams Of The British Isles. Ref: TB1874  

LP227.
Rush.
Medium, 104 pages, illustrated with photos and scale drawings of vehicles. Soft back.

Price: 8.95
 

Hospital Tramways And Railways. Ref: TB2600  


Voice.
Very large, 108 pages, photos, maps, site plans, track diagrams, glazed boards. **Third, enlarged, edition. While working in the Health Service the author discovered that a few hospitals had their own tramway or railway. When he began to research the subject he found far more than he had ever expected, together with a whole new area of military hospital systems. His findings are arranged in alphabetical order of hospital, each with a plan and further maps and photos if available.

Price: 25.00
 

Isle Of Portland Railway Volume 3. Ref: TB0939  

Railway associated and other bus services.
Jackson.
Medium, 224 pages, soft back.

Price: 13.95
 

Lee Moor Tramway. Ref: TB0578  


Taylor.
Medium square, 96 pages. Hard back.

Price: 16.00
 

Light Railway Railcar In Western Europe. Ref: TB2198  

From inception to maturity.
Davies.
Large, 310 pages, photos (some colour), maps, car drawings, hard back. *Excellent history, useful appendices, essential reference.

Price: 29.95
 

Light Railways Explored. Ref: TB1210  

A photographic diary 1931 - 38.
Simpson, J E.
Medium, 106 pages, pictorial. **In his school and university holidays the author visited 24 non-grouped light railways in England and Wales, exploring and photographing. This fascinating book is the fruit of time well spent.

Price: 10.00
 

The Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway. Ref: TB3144  

LP187
Turner, K.
Medium, 160 pages, photos, maps, fleet lists, soft back. **2nd edition. The only real tramway I ever travelled on, before the present tram revival that is. I found it spectacularly un-bus-like, partly because of the open top, but more because, after leaving the town conventionally on the road it would suddenly veer off into a field setting a cross-country course to Llandudno.

Price: 11.95
 

Monorails Of The 19th Century. Ref: TB2859  


Garner.
Very large, 288 pages, well illustrated with photographs, contemporary illustrations, vehicle drawings, and maps, glazed boards. ** The monorail was conceived in the 1820s when conventional two-rail lines were still a recent idea. Here is its history up to the construction of the successful Wuppertal Schwebebahn at end of the 19th century. There is a history and a full technical description of each system. Many of the designs were eccentric and few were commercially succesful but this energetic period of industrial growth encouraged novelty.

Price: 24.99
 

The Piers, Tramways And Railways At Ryde. Ref: TB3170  

OL136.
Maycock, R J & Silsbury, R.
Medium, 176 pages, illustrated with photos, maps, street plans, signal diagrams, stock lists of tramway and ferry vessels, bibliography, hard back. **Useful all-inclusive local transport history.

Price: 16.95
 

Rails Around Belfast. Ref: TB1845  

An Irish Railway pictorial.
Crockhart, A & Patience, J.
Very large, 80 page album, photos, soft back. **Includes a tram section. OUT OF PRINT - LAST COPY

Price: 13.99
 

Railways In The Isle Of Man. Ref: TB1117  

Steam - horse - electric - diesel - The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.
Bairstow, M.
Large, 96 pages, photos (some colour), maps, soft back.

Price: 10.95
 

Redlake Tramway & China Clay Works. Ref: TB1299  

The story of a Dartmoor railway.
Wade.
Medium square, 84 pages, photo illustrations, maps, some loco drawings, soft back. **New edition.

Price: 9.50
 

Rye And Camber Tramway. Ref: TB0024  

A Centenary History.
Cooksley, L A.
Very large, 160 pages, illustrated with photos, tables, line drawings and maps. Hard back. **A 3ft gauge railway in Sussex, built to carry golfers from Rye to the links at Camber.

Price: 17.95
 

The Rye And Camber Tramway. Ref: TB1565  

PS4.
Judge, C.
Medium, 64 pages, many photos, plans, maps. Soft back. **History of a long lost 3ft gauge railway built to serve the fishing industry and, conveniently, the local golf course. It carried its last passengers in 1939, was pretty well worked to death in the second world war, and has the dubious distinction of being possibly the first public railway in Britain to convert from steam to petrol traction.

Price: 5.95
 

Selsey Tramway Volume One. Ref: TB2273  


Cooksey
Very large, 188 pages, many photo illustrations, large scale maps showing track layouts, hard back. **This volume covers the full history of Colonel Stephens' impecunious tramway from opening in 1897 to closure in 1935. Volume two (qv) describes the route - Chichester to Selsey Beach -, steam locomotives, railmotors and rolling stock.

Price: 31.95
 

Selsey Tramway Volume Two. Ref: TB2274  


Cooksey
Very large, 145 pages, many photo illustrations, large scale maps showing track layouts, drawings of structures and rolling stock, hard back. **This volume describes the route of Colonel Stephens' impecunious tramway - Chichester to Selsey Beach -, steam locomotives, railmotors and rolling stock. Volume One (qv) covers the full history from opening in 1897 to closure in 1935.

Price: 29.95
 

Tortillards Of Artois. Ref: TB2504  

The metre gauge railways and tramways of the western Pas-de-Calais. X90.
Farebrother & Farebrother.
Medium, 335 pages, photos, maps, track plan, scale drawings of locomotives, station gazetteer, soft back. Out of print, one copy left.

Price: 19.95
 

Trams Across The Wear. Ref: TB3355  

Remembering Sunderland's electric trams.
Lockwood.
Very large, 160 pages, photo album with fleet list and maps, glazed boards.

Price: 35.00
 

Trams And Buses Of Poole. Ref: TB3390  

X72.
Roberts & Jackson.
Medium, 208 pages, stock lists, soft back.

Price: 13.95
 

The Tramways Of Lytham St Annes. Ref: TB3152  

LP189.
Abell, Garnham & McLoughlin.
Medium, 128 pages, illustrated with photos and maps, diagrams, depot site plans, soft back. **System history.

Price: 8.95
 

Twilight Years Of The Glasgow Trams. Ref: TB0295  


Turnbull.
Very large, 144 pages, colour album, soft back.

Price: 25.00
 

Wisbech & Upwell Tramway. Ref: TB2687  

OL152.
Paye.
Medium, 240 pages, photos, map, locomotive and rolling stock drawings, station layouts. Soft back.

Price: 15.95
 

Yeadon's Register Of LNER Locomotives. Vol 48: Classes J64, J65, J66, J67, J68, J69, J70 & J92. Ref: TB2688  

The Great Eastern 0-6-0Ts.
Yeadon.
Very large, many photos, 110 pages, hard back. **This monumental study records the history of each engine from building to disposal, including renumberings, repairs, allocations etc. As well as the GE tank engines there are the J92 crane engines and the Wisbech & Upwell tram engines (J70).
Note that Volume 47B has not yet been published, see note to 47A.

Price: 34.99
 

Brecknell Willis & Co. Collectors For Trains, Trams And Trolleys Ref: TB1973  


Hartland.
Medium, 95 pages, illustrated. Glazed boards. **History of an engineering company established as a brass foundry in Bristol in 1854 and which still flourishes, in Chard, making electrical equipment for railways and tram systems.

Price: 18.95

Burton And Ashby Light Railways 1906 - 1927. Ref: TB1399  

On old picture postcards.
Bown, M
Medium, 36 pages, album, soft back. *"Featuring scenes at Burton, Newhall, Swadlincote, Bretby, Woodville, Winshill, Church Gresley, and Ashby."

Price: 3.50

Early Years Of The Motor Rail & Tram Car Company 1913-1931. Ref: TB2552  


Davies.
Large, 116 pages, photos, drawings, hard back. *Manufacturers of some of Britain's most successful small petrol and diesel locomotives. This deeply researched history studies the progress of the company up to ists name change (to Motor Rail Ltd) in 1931. During the first decade of this period the production of tramcars was as important as that of petrol locomotives. Useful appendices, essential reference.

Price: 22.95

Electric Railway Dictionary. Ref: TB2708  

Definitions and illustrations of the parts and equipment of electric railway cars and trucks.
Hitt.
Very large, 63 (dictionary) + 292 (illustrations) + 54 (advertisements) pages, hard back without jacket. ** Reprint of exceedingly scarce American publication whose contents need no further description than the subtitle provides. The original was published by the Electric Railway Journal in 1911; this reprint, limited to 125 copies, is a handsome production in black cloth with silver titling on spine and front board.

Price: 45.00

Freight On Street Tramways In The British Isles. Ref: TB2333  


Voice.
Large, 66 pages, photo illustrations, soft back. **Although from the outset street tramways were seen as passenger transport most undertakings provided themselves with statutory powers to carry goods. Often these powers remained unused but quite a number of systems offered a parcels service. There was naturally quite a lot of transport of materials for the undertakings themselves, (ballast, water, and, in London, even tickets), the carriage of agricultural produce by the Upwell and Wantage tramways is well known, but a surprising number of systems carried other goods, even mineral traffic. There are some riveting photos here.

Price: 12.00

History Of The British Steam Tram. Volume 5. Ref: TB2595  


Gladwin, D.
Very large, 256 pages, photos, line drawings and diagrams, maps, glazed boards. **This is the fifth of an unspecified number of volumes i*>[seven, perhaps]
Price: 45.00

History Of The Steam Tram. Ref: TB0654  


Whitcombe.
Medium, 74 pages, hard back. **Reprint: the complete paper, together with discussion, delivered to the Institution of Locomotive Engineers in 1937.

Price: 12.00

Iron Roads To The Broads & Fens. Ref: TB2031  

A guide to the scenic railways of Norfolk and the adjoining counties.
Pearson.
Very large, landscape, 64 pages, illustrated with maps and photographs, colour throughout, handsomely produced, soft back. **So many of our books are historical it is refreshing to have one bang up to date - this is an enthusiastic rallying call to explore the railways of northern East Anglia. The system is divided into manageable sections each with a map, a description of the route, (this does include some history, the author is a traditionalist) and a gazetteer of the places along the way, with lists of accommodation, pubs, restaurants, shops, walks, boatyards, and bus, taxi and cycle hire details for onward travel. All this for just £4.99? There are no ads, but the commercial sponsors get a couple of pages at the end. Sadly the adjoining counties don't include Lincolnshire - it would be good to see more of this sort of guide.

Price: 4.99

LCC Electric Tramways. Ref: TB0785  


Harley, R J.
Very large, 176 pages, colour and b/w photo illustrations, maps. Hard back. **An excellent history of the undertaking, which was the largest municipal system in Great Britain.

Price: 25.00

Leeds Transport Volume Four 1953 - 1974. Ref: TB2337  


Soper, J.
Very large, 440 pages, photo illustrations, some colour, some diagrams, stock lists. **Buses and trams.

Price: 35.00

Leeds Transport Volume Three 1932 - 1953. Ref: TB0861  


Soper, J.
Very large, 440 pages, photo illustrations, some colour, some diagrams and route maps. **Buses and trams.

Price: 35.00

London Tramway Twilight 1949 - 1952. Ref: TB0723  


Harley.
Large square, 128 pages, densely illustrated with photos, map. Glazed boards. ** A meaty study of post war trams.

Price: 18.95

London Tramways. Ref: TB1956  


Reed.
Very large, 152 pages, many photo illustrations, some colour. Hard back. ** History of trams in London up to July 1952.

Price: 19.95

Main Line To Metro. Ref: TB1087  

Train and tram on the Great Western route Birmingham Snow Hill - Wolverhampton.
Boynton, J.
Very large, 112 pages, many photos including 2 8-page colour sections. Soft back. **A useful and interesting history from the line's inception in the mid nineteenth century to the modern use of the trackbed for the Midland Metro.

Price: 11.95

Moving Metropolis. Ref: TB0853  

A history of London's transport since 1800.
Taylor.
Large, 400 pages, colour illustrations, soft back.

Price: 19.95

Street Railways: Their Construction, Operation And Maintenance. Ref: TB2074  

A practical handbook for street railway men.
Fairchild, C B.
Very large, 486 pages (incl 44 pages of advertisements), many line drawings and diagrams, smart blue cloth hard back, not supplied with jacket. **Reprint of the very scarce original which was published in New York, 1892; the author was editor of the Street Railway Journal. There are chapters on electric, cable and horse traction and steam, air and gas motors. There is information about inclined planes, rack systems, elevated roads and track construction. There is an enormous and detailed section on car building (the author was quite fervent about lettering and decoration on the car sides). Also a load of stuff about operation and management.

Price: 40.00

Sussex Narrow Gauge. Ref: TB0988  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96 pages, album: photos, numerous maps. Glazed boards. **Includes industrial sites, Rye & Camber tramway, Volks Electric Railway, amazing historic collection at Amberley, Rye harbour line.

Price: 18.95

Through Streets Broad & Narrow. Ref: TB1516  

A history of Dublin trams.
Corcoran, M.
Very large, 160 pages, some photo illustrations. Glazed boards.

Price: 19.99

Travelling Around The Isle Of Wight. Ref: TB1309  

On old picture postcards.
Swift.
Medium, 36 pages, album. Soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring rail and road transport during the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50

Wantage Tramway. Ref: TB1175  


Pearce Higgins.
Medium, 158 pages, hard back. *Reprint of 1958 edition.

Price: 28.00

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