Works Trams of the British Isles (Kindle)
A Survey of Tramway Engineers' Vehicles
Often little known and generally unfamiliar to the passengers that used tramways, works trams were an essential facet of the efficient operation of any system – large or small – and this book is a primarily pictorial overview of the great variety of works trams that served the first generation of tramways in the British Isles. Although construction of most tramways was left to the contractor employed on the work, once this was completed the responsibility for the maintenance and safe operation of the system fell on the operator. The larger the operator, the greater and more varied the fleet of works cars employed; specialist vehicles were constructed for specific duties. Smaller operators, however, did not have this luxury, relying instead on one or two dedicated works cars or, more often, a passenger car temporarily assigned to that work. This book is a pictorial survey to the many weird and wonderful works cars that once graced Britain’s first generation tramways.
A very interesting book because it deals with a very specific subject that is not usually paid attention, the trams of construction. Its 250 photographs allow you to get to know better such special vehicles. All this with a lot of information and the high print quality of the publishing house Pen and Sword Books. It can be seen that the author (Peter Waller) knows the subject, as he has written many books on historical trams.Unes Cuantos Trenes Blog, Jorge del Valle
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Primarily pictorial overview of the great variety of work trams that served the first generation of tramways in the British Isles.Bookseller Buyers Guide