Rails in the Road

Discussion in 'Historic & Abandoned Railways' started by Roger Farnworth, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Roger Farnworth

    Roger Farnworth Full Member

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    I am not really sure which board this should be posted on. Please let me know if it is in the wrong place ....

    I was given a copy of the book by Oliver Green, 'Rails in the Road' as a Christmas present. I have just finished reading it. The link below is to a review of the book.

    It is a large, coffee-table-sized book with a price tag of £30.00. It is illustrated throughout with high quality contemporary images. The story of the tram in the UK is well written and it seems to me that the author shows a good understanding of the underlying social issues which surrounded public transport throughout the decades of the late 19th, the 20th and the 21st centuries. Oliver Green was Head Curator of the London Transport Museum and now acts in a consultative capacity to a number of transport museums.

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/02/09/book-review-rails-in-the-road-by-oliver-green
     
  2. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Interesting photo on the front cover. Is the third (centre) rail the live rail as there is no overhead ? Or are these steam powered trams ?

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  3. Roger Farnworth

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    Hi Gary

    Tram in a number of paces ran by picking up electricity from a conduit between the rails. The live wire was encased in the conduit and a shoe fitting inside a slot to pick up the current.

    Best vwishes

    Roger
     

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