His is one of the best Corporation Transport Department histories I have seen, relating the story through privately operated horse buses and horse trams, the municipal takeover, electrification and then the decline of trams as buses took over. One of the constraints placed upon operators, was the mediaeval Bar Gate, a narrow pointed arch, which required specially designed vehicles to pass through it. The book features some highly detailed maps showing the alterations to routes over the years, and illustrating the transition from trams to buses.
This is an attractively designed production, with some very good historic photographs, the only criticism being that it is sometimes difficult to connect captions to pictures and vice versa.
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