Birmingham in the Age of the Tram 1933-1953, The South-Western Routes, by David Harvey
Published by Silverlink in 2004, 128 pages. Softback (N4159OS)
Brand New Book
This book provides a fascinating history of the tramway routes of South-Western Birmingham between 1933 and 1953. One of the routes covered is the famous 8-mile ride along the Bristol Road to the Lickey Hills, part of it on reserved tracks at speeds of more than 40mph. The book also covers routes to Cotteridge, Moseley and Alcester Lanes End, and includes an account of the maze of routes in Balsall Heath known as 'The Chinese Railway'
The book is packed with lots of black and white photographs