Birmingham Before the Electric Tram

Birmingham Before the Electric Tram Author : D. R. Harvey
Release : 2013-12-13
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ISBN : 9781445616223
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David Harvey explores the history of Birmingham public transport before the electric Tram.

Rails in the Road

Rails in the Road Author : Oliver Green
Release : 2016-10-31
Publisher : Pen and Sword
ISBN : 1473869404
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There have been passenger tramways in Britain for 150 years, but it is a rollercoaster story of rise, decline and a steady return. Trams have come and gone, been loved and hated, popular and derided, considered both wildly futuristic and hopelessly outdated by politicians, planners and the public alike. Horse trams, introduced from the USA in the 1860s, were the first cheap form of public transport on city streets. Electric systems were developed in nearly every urban area from the 1890s and revolutionised town travel in the Edwardian era.A century ago, trams were at their peak, used by everyone all over the country and a mark of civic pride in towns and cities from Dover to Dublin. But by the 1930s they were in decline and giving way to cheaper and more flexible buses and trolleybuses. By the 1950s all the major systems were being replaced. Londons last tram ran in 1952 and ten years later Glasgow, the city most firmly linked with trams, closed its network down. Only Blackpool, famous for its decorated cars, kept a public service running and trams seemed destined only for scrapyards and museums.A gradual renaissance took place from the 1980s, with growing interest in what are now described as light rail systems in Europe and North America. In the UK and Ireland modern trams were on the streets of Manchester from 1992, followed successively by Sheffield, Croydon, the West Midlands, Nottingham, Dublin and Edinburgh (2014). Trams are now set to be a familiar and significant feature of twenty-first century urban life, with more development on the way.

Birmingham Buses After Withdrawal

Birmingham Buses After Withdrawal Author : David Harvey
Release : 2018-03-15
Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN : 1445670593
File Size : 85.65 MB
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David Harvey explores, with the help of illustrations, what happened to Birmingham buses after withdrawal from service.

London County Council

London County Council Author : J. Allen Baker
Release : 1897
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Twentieth-century Suburbs

Twentieth-century Suburbs Author : J. W. R. Whitehand
Release : 2001
Publisher : Psychology Press
ISBN : 9780415257701
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This text describes the creation of garden suburbs, particularly by private enterprise in England during the 1920s and 1930s, and how they have changed over time in response to social, economic and cultural change.

The Electrical Journal

The Electrical Journal Author :
Release : 1955
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ISBN :
File Size : 88.80 MB
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Transport World

Transport World Author :
Release : 1954
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ISBN :
File Size : 86.86 MB
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Electric Railway Society Journal

Electric Railway Society Journal Author :
Release : 2000
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File Size : 30.60 MB
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Book of Prospectuses

Book of Prospectuses Author :
Release : 1921
Publisher :
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File Size : 35.88 MB
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The Railway Magazine

The Railway Magazine Author :
Release : 2003
Publisher :
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File Size : 67.19 MB
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Seeing Birmingham by Tram

Seeing Birmingham by Tram Author : Eric Armstrong
Release : 2010-02-01
Publisher : History Publishing Group
ISBN : 9780752453927
File Size : 32.13 MB
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Seeing Birmingham by tram Vol 2

The Electrical Review

The Electrical Review Author :
Release : 1946
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 43.90 MB
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Roads

Roads Author : Richard K. Morriss
Release : 2005
Publisher : Tempus Pub Limited
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File Size : 74.24 MB
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An archaeological history of the British Road from prehistoric times to the present day.