Bluebird Reborn: The History & Restoration of LCC No. 1 (LRTA)

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Bluebird Reborn: The History and Restoration of LCC No. 1 tells the story of London County Council Tramways’ prototype tramcar No. 1, from its inception in 1929 through to its restoration at the National Tramway Museum, returning it to its 1932 operational condition.

The book begins by detailing the original construction of LCC No. 1, covering its service in both London and Leeds, then following its time spent in preservation. After this is its recent restoration and return to operation which features a wealth of rarely seen photographs and documents. The book provides an in-depth account of the restoration of one of the most significant tramcars ever built and the reader is taken through every major element of the restoration of LCC No. 1, supported by images taken throughout the duration of the project. The book explains not only how the Museum decides whether or not to restore a tramcar within its collection, but also the process that leads up to the physical restoration taking place.

184 colour and 141 black & white photographs, ephemera, four colour maps. Hardback. 224 pages.

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