The Elephant Never Forgot: Londons Trams in Retrospect

The Elephant Never Forgot: Londons Trams in Retrospect


By (author) Paul Collins

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  • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 235mm x 13mm | 550g
  • Publication date: 11 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Surrey
  • ISBN 10: 0711035091
  • ISBN 13: 9780711035096
  • Sales rank: 755,651

Product description

Following on from the author's first book on the subject, this volume looks at several new areas which give further insights into the development and operation of London trams from the 1860s to the current Croydon Tramlink, through contemporary reports published in journals. Topic areas include: - The operation of G F Train's three lines in the early 1860s - Horse trams - Experimental forms of motive power tested in London in the 1880s and 1890s - The experimental overhead line at Alexandra Palace - London's cable tramways - Operation of the conduit system - Enlargement of the Kingsway Subway - Tramcar maintenance - The planning of Operation Tramway - Filming 'The Elephant Will Never Forget' - Croydon Tramlink A fascinating snapshot of the tramways of London perfect for anyone interested in London's rich transport history, this book is certain to be popular with transport enthusiasts nationwide.

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Author information

Dr Paul Collins is a historian, Industrial Archaeologist, writer, broadcaster and life-long tram enthusiast. He has written 19 books and numerous articles, specialising in the history of transport and of his native Black Country. After many years spent as a student, researcher and lecturer at Birmingham University, Paul now works as a Conservation Officer as well as a historic buildings analyst and a guest speaker. He is also a regular broadcaster on radio and television, including work for the Open University. With a small group of local people, Paul set up a Community Radio Station - 102.5 The 'Bridge - in Stourbridge, on which he broadcasts weekly. He also supplies archive film to television companies from his own collection, including David Dimbleby's A Picture of Britain and The History Detectives.