A selection of historical British photographs from various sources, including many from the Ray T. Wilson collection displayed with the permission of their custodian, the Tramway & Light Railway Society.
Mostly from commercial picture postcards, these views show trams that have been decorated for special occasions.
These views show some of the works cars that never carried passengers but helped to keep the tramways running.
Searchable database of London tramway photographs by the late A.J.Wills from the TLRS Archive, together with notes on the London Tramways.
Official views from the original London County Council Tramways records, shown with kind permission of the London Metropolitan Archives.
These views are extracted from commercial postcards from the Belle Époque and give an idea of the tramways, transporter bridges and other transport features in France during that period.
A detailed history with photographs of this unusual form of tramway and its main builder, Louis Mékarski, which was little more than an experiment in most places but was a success in France.
A brief history of the early days in the development of street tramways and the people who built them.
Two British inventors, Curtis and Haworth, designed early forms of tram that could leave the tracks and proceed as a bus.
American George Francis Train introduced the first true street tramways to Britain. David Voice tells his story.
The story of an inventor in America who built some of the the earliest electric tramways, but is today largely forgotten.
Clockwork, or more correctly spring power, was indeed tried on trams. British and American cars are described here.
The first steam tram in regular service on a British tramway and its novel system for fare collection.
In 1912 West Ham Corporation Tramways demonstrated an early trolleybus by Cedes-Stoll. Here is a description of that trial and the background behind it.
Postcard of the Month Each card is accompanied a brief history of the tramway system involved.
Current Collection The methods by which an electric tramcar can receive its power supply.
Tramcar Trucks A description of tramcar trucks and how to model them in small scales.
Starting & Stopping A review of tramcar controllers and brakes.
Raworth Demi-cars An article by John Prentice with particular reference to the Majestic kit.
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