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Book Review: ‘Bispham to Fleetwood – the Blackpool Tramway since 1960′

The third and final installment of acclaimed tramway historian Brian Turner’s detailed review of the Blackpool system is finally here, covering the stretch north of Bispham right up to the northern terminus at Fleetwood Ferry. This section of tramway is … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Regional Tramways – Yorkshire and North East of England’ by Peter Waller

The above title (which is admittedly a bit of a mouthful!) is the second in a new series of volumes describing tramways in Great Britain, primarily those which existed between the years of 1945 and 1962. The style of presentation … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Regional Tramways – Scotland’ by Peter Waller

‘Regional Tramways’ is a new series of books by Peter Waller which aims to cover the history of tramway operations on all systems which existed across the British Isles, or at least as many as possible. The first two volumes … Continue reading

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Book review: Journey on the Manx Electric Railway

A very comprehensive study of the journey from Derby Castle in Douglas to Ramsey by Manx Electric Railway, stopping to admire the many features along the route including the lovely Glens, towns and villages, plus the other transport gems encountered … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘The Tower to Bispham – the Blackpool Tramway since 1960′

Last year, well-known Blackpool tramway historian Brian Turner released the first of a trilogy of books taking a detailed look at the changing face of this much-loved system in the period since 1960, focussing on the section from Starr Gate … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Illustrated History of the Midland Metro T69 Trams

Sometimes when you get a new book it is very difficult to put it down and that is exactly the case with Andrew Coward’s new book “An Illustrated History of the Midland Metro T69 Trams” which as the title should … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Starr Gate to the Tower – the Blackpool Tramway since 1960′ by Brian Turner

With so many books having been published over the years on the subject of the Blackpool tramway, finding new ways to cover this much-loved system in print is no easy task. However, Brian Turner has achieved it in his latest … Continue reading

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DVD Review: ‘The Trams of Beamish Museum’

Earlier this year, the working tramway at Beamish Museum celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special event, ‘Our Friends Electric’, which included a tramcar parade and two visiting cars from other museums. This is therefore a fitting time for the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Leeds Trams and Buses by Michael Berry

The latest in a series of pictorial books from Amberley Publishing deals with the transport history of Leeds, featuring a fine selection of interesting images showing trams and motor buses from the Yorkshire city. The cover features a splendid photograph of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tracks and Trackless – Chesterfield’s Trams and Trolleybuses by Barry M Marsden

This book is a collection of photographs illustrating the trams and trolleybuses which operated in the town of Chesterfield, including many extremely valuable images which have been gathered together as the result of years of painstaking research. The author does … Continue reading

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