Author: London Transport MuseumPublish On: 2016-06-23
The design helped the tram to run faster and improved the customer experience. CURATOR'S NOTES The prototype Bluebird tram was the London County Council Tramways (LCCT) answer to London United Tramways' luxurious Feltham tram.
Author: London Transport Museum
Publisher: Random House
Curated and designed by the experts at The London Transport Museum, this collection showcases London's 100 greatest transport design icons from the past 150 years. From TfL's exclusive Johnston font; Westminster Station's ground breaking architecture; Paolozzi's Tottenham Court Road Station mosaics; the classic S-Stock Underground train; Henry Beck's original tube map, and even Oxford Circus' 'Scramble Crossing', to the Black Cab, and the Routemaster - old and new - London by Design delivers behind-the-scenes analysis of these iconic designs from industry experts, accompanied throughout by beautiful images, drawings, artwork and photography, from the London Transport Museum's archive. This beautiful book is a ideal for any art, architecture or design lover, as well as any passionate Londoner or tourist to our world-famous capital.
then hinted at the impending unification of London passenger transport. Amid laughter he said: 'These vehicles are to be taken over by a board set up by ... The fact of the Feltham cars showed that the Underground would retain tramways ...
Author: Geoffrey Wilson
With the twentieth century arrived the first electric tramcars in London. Thirty years later the first trolley buses arrived - along with a fleet of new trams that were the most modern of their day. This era was one of rapid change, rich in achievement adn personalities. Among the more colourful of the undertakings involved was London United, which introduced the first public service of electric tramcars in 1901 adn became one of the predecessors of the present London Transport. This is a study of this eventful period, relating the development of the tramway and trolleybus system to the changing social background. It contains a wealth of hitherto unpublished material, both factual and anecdotal, taken from contemporary newspaper and other accounts, and a remarkable collection of illustrations - 48 pages in all. It should be of interest not only to the transport enthusiast but also to the general reader interested in social history. This book was first published in 1971.
When it opened in May 2000 it brought trams back onto the streets of London for the first time in almost half a ... that many of London Transport's most modern 'Feltham' tramcars were being moved to Leeds (operating there until 1959), ...
Author: Gareth David
Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport
Croydon Tramlink is a new history about the network linking Wimbledon with Croydon in South London. This is the first full history of this fascinating tramway, which is about to celebrate its twentieth anniversary of opening. The book looks at the political, economic and social aspects of the network, as well as the mechanical history of the system. The tramway has been an important aspect in rejuvenating the Croydon area and improving transport links in an area lacking underground lines.
When the Leeds tram system closed in 1959, a member of the league, Peter Atkinson, organised the return to London in 1960 of the first Feltham tram to go north in 1951, LTE 2099/Leeds 501. A home was obtained in the planned Clapham ...
Author: Geoff Bannister
Publisher: Fonthill Media
The author came to London from Burnley in 1949 as a nine-year old having developed an interest in transport at a very early age; he remained here, mainly in Wandsworth, until 1994. In his first two books, he described his trainspotting travels around Britain. In this third book, he considers London Transport’s road fleet with an emphasis on the Central Area during the conversion of the trolleybus routes during 1959-62. He writes about his local trolleybus routes, also recollecting seeing trams as a schoolboy in Tooting. Not possessing a camera until 1959, he has drawn on later photographs and preserved vehicles to fill earlier gaps and takes the reader on a tour of the Central Area with an emphasis on the trolleybuses but covering other vehicles such as the early days of the iconic Routemasters along with everyday shots of life at that time. Green Country buses do make some appearances and he makes a brief nod to the off-the-peg vehicles acquired after RM production which led such chequered lives in the capital.
This tram had originally been MET No 331 and, after 1933, LPTB No 2168. When the production batch of 'Feltham' trams was ordered by the LUT and MET, Charles J. Spencer, tramway manager of the latter, also gained permission for a single ...
Author: Peter Waller
Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport
During the history of Britain’s electric tramcar fleets, many thousands were manufactured of which the vast majority saw out their operational life with a single owner. However, for several hundred there was to be a second – if not, in certain cases, a third – career with a new operator. Almost from the dawn of the electric era in the late 19th century tramcars were loaned or bought and sold between operators. The reasons for this were multifarious. Sometimes the aspirations of the original owners for traffic proved wildly optimistic and the fleet was downsized to reflect better the actual passenger levels. War was a further cause as operators sought to strengthen their fleets to cater for unexpectedly high level of demand or to replace trams destroyed by enemy action. For other operators, modernization represented an opportunity to sell older cars while, certainly from the 1930s, a number of operators – such as Aberdeen, Leeds and Sunderland – took advantage of the demise of tramways elsewhere to supplement their fleet with trams that were being withdrawn but which still had many years of useful operational life in them. The process was to continue right through to the mid-1950s when Glasgow took advantage of the demise of the once-extensive Liverpool system to purchase a number of the streamlined bogie bogie cars that were built in the late 1930s. In this book the author provides a pictorial history – with detailed captions – to the many electric trams that were to operate with more than one tramway during the period up to the closure of the closure of the Glasgow system in 1962.
During 1929 and 1930 a prototype 'Feltham' tram was built for the MET by the Union Construction and Finance Company ... A 100 'Felthams' were built in 1931, bringing 'a new dimension of speed and comfort to the London transport scene' ...
Author: Kevin Hey
Category: Social Science
First published in 1997, this volume enters the debate on urban transport, dealing with a range of issues from questions of ownership and network planning to such matters as investment, usage and technological change.
The only accidents that occurred were during the horse era when , if the horse died near the tram tracks , the owner ... We saw MET cars , including a Feltham , at Cricklewood Broadway , the conduit change pit at Manor House , a trip to ...
Seen passing Leeds city bus station in 1956 is Leeds City Transport's former London Feltham tram 525, with another one disappearing in the background. (R. F. Mack) Pictured in Mechelen, Belgium in August 1954 is this former.
Author: Keith A. Jenkinson
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
A fascinating, lavishly illustrated look at London buses that have found service in other parts of the country.
On 1 February the first Feltham tram enters service on Service 40 (Whetstone–Cricklewood). – On 16 May London's first trolleybus service commences between Teddington and Twickenham. On 1 July all tramcars, as well as buses and the ...
Author: David Berguer
Publisher: The History Press
Today pollution-free transport is high on the political agenda yet it is sometimes forgotten that electric vehicles ran on the streets of London from the early 1900s until 1962. This book tells the story of that period and describes both the vehicles themselves and the effect they had on the development of the suburbs. Local historian David Berguer has endeavoured to paint a picture of what life was like in the capital during this golden age, travelling and working on the trams and trolleybuses, and includes material based on newspaper reports, council and official minutes and oral histories from those involved. With many previously unpublished photographs and detail on the vehicles and routes themselves, there is even a chapter on the colourful pirate buses which competed against trams in the 1920s. Full of local interest and insights into daily life on north London trams and trolleybuses, this celebration of the glory days of electric street traction in the suburbs of North London is bound to capture the imagination of both transport and local historians alike.