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Tram Disasters By Peter Tuffrey

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To obtain these breath-taking pictures of tram crashes in Britain and around the world the author has relied on old picture postcards and the co-operation of photographers from the Netherlands, New Zealand, Finland and the city San Francisco to mention just a few places.

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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.

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About Peter Tuffrey

Peter Tuffrey was born in Doncaster in 1953. He studied Fine Art at Doncaster College of Art and then at Leeds University until 1974. He was Keeper of Fine and Decorative Arts at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery 1975-1995; freelance writer 1995-2000, PR Media Consultant for Doncaster Rovers 2000-2002; and Area Manager for the Music Ground Group of Companies 2003-2010. He is now working as a freelance writer. He has produced over 80 publications featuring the Doncaster area as well as Nottingham, Sheffield, and the Yorkshire area in general. He has also written many articles for local and regional newspapers and has recently penned a novel Angel from the Gutter .

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Tram Disasters: British and Foreign Tram Crashes and Accidents by Peter Tuffrey
Peter Tuffrey
Used - Very Good
Fonthill Media
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