Tram Disasters: British and Foreign Tram Crashes and Accidents by Peter Tuffrey
Peter Tuffrey has always been fascinated by trams, just as other people are captivated by racing cars, motorcars, steam locomotives and buses. He can't explain why, but it all began over thirty years ago when he bought a glass plate photographic collection which depicted, with pin sharp clarity, numerous Doncaster trams. From there he moved on to collecting tram crash postcards and helped Sheffield author Brian Hinchliffe produce a small tram crash booklet in 1990. Since that time Peter has collected many more tram crash pictures. Why the fascination with crashes? That's unexplainable too. But disasters hold people's fascination whether they involve aeroplanes, fires, explosions etc. So, offering no plausible rational explanations or excuses, this book boldly illustrates British and Foreign tram crashes from the late nineteenth century to the present day. In certain instances trams have also fallen victim of enemy aerial action and Peter has felt that dramatic pictures of those incidents has warranted them being included here. But, regardless of whether the reader is interested in trams, or disasters of any type, this book also has a wealth of interest for those fascinated by the changing transport scene over the last century.