Un mondo di tram (2017)

Trams of the world
History and technique

Written by Roberto Cambursano

Language: Italian  it

250 pages
158 images

€ 25.00 / € 19.00 discounted price for ATTS Members

2017, Alzani Publishing company

The history of the “tram system” in the world, from its origins to the present day, framed in its historical events in the various eras and listed according to its technological developments which have gradually been applied to this field. A 185-year-long history, beginning with the first horse-drawn tram in service in New York in 1832, continuing with the epopee of the electrification at the end of the nineteenth century and reaching its golden age in the first half of the twentieth century, period during which the maximum worldwide development of tram networks occurred. Afterwards, the book covers the years of the great tram crisis in which the advent of mass motorization caused the progressive and insane dismantling of the networks, and it also deals with the "rebirth" of the modernized trams up to the contemporary electronically driven vehicles, keeping an eye on future developments. A table with the essential data of all the tram networks, operating today all over the world, completes the work.