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DDLR : The Story of the Dearne District Light Railway & Competitors
Omnibus Society
ISBN 10: 0901307351
ISBN 13: 9780901307354

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DDLR : The Story of the Dearne District Light Railway & Competitors
Denton, A. S.      
ISBN: 0901307351
Omnibus Society London, England 1982 First Edition  Soft Cover 22 pages b/w photos - The Dearne District Light Railway was a tramway linking Barnsley with the towns of Wombwell, Wath, Bolton on Dearne and Thurnscoe. Opened on the 12th of July, 1924, it was the last street tramway to be built in the UK and one of the first to shut. A "car barn" was built at Wombwell, which later became Yorkshire Traction's bus depot, and single deck vehicles were used throughout its nine year life span. Because of mining in the area the track was laid on wooden sleepers and covered over and was all single track with passing loops, which was the reason for its downfall. When motorbuses started to compete on the same route as the DDLR it was found that because the trams had to wait to pass each other, the bus could complete the journey much quicker and so the electric vehicles had to go. Very few traces of the former DDLR remain now, as the last tram journey reached the end of the line on the 30th September 1933, soon to be replaced by the local bus service.   Very Good/No Jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4087
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