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LONDON UNITED ELECTRIC TRAMWAYS. Trams in West and South West London ISBN 9781854143389

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LONDON UNITED ELECTRIC TRAMWAYS. Trams in West and South West London ISBN 9781854143389

by Robert J. Harley

The London United Electric Tramways had style. The system reflected the panache and flamboyance of Sir James Clifton Robinson (1848-1910), its General Manager and guiding light. In the first decade of the twentieth century ‘Robinson's Empire', as it was known colloquially, brought the benefits of cheap, reliable transport to Londoners. The whole enterprise was conceived on a grand scale, which caught the imagination of the travelling public. On the debit side, Robinson had a darker side to his nature. He showed an arrogant disregard of economic realities, when spending his shareholders' cash, and he exhibited an authoritarian insensitivity to the just demands of his workforce. However, the London United left a legacy that endures to this day, long after the last tramcar entered the gates of the imposing Fulwell Depot.

Introduction & Acknowledgements
1 – Origins
2 – Electric Revolution
3 – Way Out West
4 – Surrey
5 – Tramcars
6 – Departures and Disappointments
7 – War and Peace
8 – Workings for the London United
9 – Capital Connections
10 – Competition Inspires New Ideas
11 – Brief Renaissance
12 – Uncertainty
13 – Terminus
Appendix 1: Depots
Appendix 2: Routes, Fares and Services
Bibliography
Index

Book 28.1cm x 24.6cm

Hardback

112 Pages

100+ B&W Photographs

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