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Dundee from the tram cars : an illustrated guide to the city and its surroundings.

Author Reid, Alan.
Title Dundee from the tram cars : an illustrated guide to the city and its surroundings.
Imprint Dundee: John Durham & Co.
Date of Publication 1908
Language English
Notes This well-illustrated guide book to Dundee and the surrounding area was published by the local Tramways Committee. There are descriptions of the notable places to see along all the routes. The preface notes that 'the horse and steam haulage of earlier days has given place to electric traction'. The statistics which follow are impressive - 20,000 miles covered weekly, 15 million passengers conveyed annually. The guide also includes a map of the tram routes with a list of the routes, fares, stations and distances. Electric trams were on the streets of Dundee for over 50 years from 1900 to 1956. Loosely inserted in the volume are a number of interesting ephemeral items: Dundee City Tramways security card from 1911 and an employees pass for Andrew Thomson dated March 1910. There is also a photograph of a driver and conductor standing in front of the Blackness tram.
Shelfmark RB.s.2712
Acquired on 30/06/08
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