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Evocative, entertaining, nostalgic, and informative, Trams is a fascinating anthology of some of the best stories and descriptive articles written about a vehicle that was once queen of the road. The book covers many aspects of the tramcar, in the days of horse, steam, cable, and electric power. Stories range from amusing incidents to childhood recollections and from trams that put out to sea to those that were bombed in the Blitz. Including extracts by well known writers (such as Arnold Bennett, D.H. Lawrence, and L.A.G. Strong), entertainers (such as Jimmy Saville), poets, journalists, tramway employees, passengers, and enthusiasts, this book presents a comprehensive and multi-faceted view of the tramways. With the addition of more than 200 photographs, most in color, Trams: An Illustrated Anthology shows there is much more to trams than wood and steel.
About the Author
Dennis Gill is the author of five books, four exclusively about trams. He is a founder member of the Tramway Museum Society which 50 years ago established the National Tramway Museum at Crich in Derbyshire. He is also an honorary member of the Light Rail Transit Association, for which he was Manchester Area Officer for nearly 40 years, and a member of the Tramway and Light Railway Society.