Lost Tramways of England: London South-West (Graffeg)

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Lost Tramways of England: London South-West is one of four books in the Lost Tramways of England series which focus on London’s tramways. In this volume the author, Peter Waller, covers the history of tram operations in the south-west of the city.

London was once the largest tramway network in the British Isles. Originally, London's tramways had belonged to a range of different operators, but in April 1933 the London Passenger Transport Act 1933 was passed and the London Passenger Transport Board was created, resulting in a great variety of tramcars being operated in the Metropolis. In the south-west of the city the tram operations of Croydon Corporation, South Metropolitan Electric Tramways and the London County Council, along with the London United Tramways tram and early trolleybus routes, were taken over by the LPTB in July 1933. The LPTB then set out to convert the tram network to trolleybus operation, however although many of the routes were replaced before the outbreak of World War II, a number survived until the conversion of the system in 1950-52.

Locations featured include:

  • Addiscombe
  • Battersea Bridge
  • Brixton Road
  • Clapham Junction
  • Clapham South
  • Coldharbour Lane
  • Crystal Palace
  • Hampton Court
  • Herne Hill
  • Hounslow
  • Kennington
  • Kingston Bridge
  • Lavender Hill
  • Longley Road
  • Milkwood Road
  • Mitcham
  • Penge
  • Purley
  • Putney Bridge
  • South Croydon
  • Streatham
  • Surbiton
  • Thornton Heath
  • Vauxhall
  • Vauxhall Bridge
  • Victoria
  • Victoria Embankment
  • Wallington
  • Wandsworth
  • Waterloo
  • West Norwood
  • Westminster
  • Wimbledon

41 black & white photographs. Hardback. 64 pages.

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