Tramway Review September 2021

Tramway Review

Tramway Review September 2021


INSIDE THE SEPTEMBER 2021 EDITION:

A first view of European trams
Tony Young recalls his first experiences of trams on the continent.

Behind the Iron Curtain with the LRTL: East Germany 1971
This ground-breaking tour is recalled by John Pigott.

Saint-Étienne before the PCCs
Jeremy Wiseman recollects tramways in the city before the arrival of the PCC cars.

A wartime surprise: Charleroi’s 400-series trams
These distinctive-looking and novel trams are described by Geoffrey Skelsey.

A French connection
A close relative of Napoleon Bonaparte has been discovered to have managed tramways in North London and South Staffordshire.

Reviews
Summer reading includes recent publications from Adam Gordon and the LRTA.

Letters
Handbrakes and hills and Vienna in the 1960s both attract comment, and a Merthyr model is identified.