Last Rides - funeral trams around the world
The provision of funeral trams by tramway companies wasn’t quite as odd as it sounds; the Victorians especially made a practice of visiting the graves of loved ones on a Sunday, and the companies frequently planned their routes to pass the local cemetery, so why not transport the dead on their last journey, as well as the living?
As a result, funeral trams, both horse drawn or electrically powered, were to be found all over the globe, but notably in North and South America. The author describes sixty-two such trams, illustrating many with archive B&W photographs, in what must be the most bizarre tramway book around.
53 large format pages. Paperback.