Tramway Review June 2022

Tramway Review

Tramway Review June 2022


INSIDE THE JUNE 2022 EDITION:

London’s Kingsway tramway
Geoffrey Skelsey revisits the history of this important connection between north and south London.

Louis Bruce: A double first
Recent research reveals Britain’s first black Olympian to have been a tram driver for the London United Tramways.

That near miss
Colin Withey reconstructs the events in London on 24 August 1944 in which three trams were destroyed by a flying bomb.

The Edinburgh Pilchers
The story of the Pilcher cars afield continues – this time in Edinburgh.

The tramways of Perpignan
Andrew Beech introduces us to the former tramways of the historic city of Perpignan.

Reviews
Stamps, preserved trams, London and the Ottoman Empire feature in our choices for summer reading.

Letters
Fiction, modernisation, excavation and an appeal all attract comment.