Last Tram at 11: Tramways of Ballarat, Bendigo & Geelong -Used- (SHB-0021)
Product No.: SHB-0021
Title: Last Tram at 11: Tramways of Ballarat, Bendigo & Geelong
Author(s): Scott, William F.
Publisher: Full Parallel Productions
Dust Jacket: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Year: 2008
Features: 198 Pages with Colour and Black/White Photos plus Tables.
The story of Victoria's provincial tramway systems at Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong has never been told before in such detail in one book. It is the largest and most extensively researched work ever produced on the subject. 'Last Tram at 11' rolls through the stories of the several companies that provided tramway services with battery, steam and electric trams in Bendigo; horse and electric trams in Ballarat and electric trams in Geelong.
The individual story from each city is then brought together with the transfer of the three systems to the State Electricity Commission. It is the story of tramway transport in those cities and the politics, public demand and economics that pursued the services through the 1930s Depression, the war years and into the age of private motor car ownership. Part of the Ballarat and Bendigo systems run as heritage lines and these are well documented as the story of the provincial tramways continues.