The Kidderminster and Stourport Electric Tramway Company Ltd.

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Whilst it only had a route length of just under 5 miles, this was a system with a number of claims to fame - it was the first tramway built in Britain that was powered by overhead electrical supply throughout its life, and it was the first to have electric tramcars with windscreens; the rural section of its route was also interurban in nature.

Given today’s Severn Valley Railway’s southern terminus is Kidderminster, it is interesting to note that the tramway company made a number of attempts to open a route to Bewdley.

The author is a Kidderminster resident, and this book benefits considerably from his local knowledge, even if the tramway itself closed in December 1928. 111 pages. 95 B&W illustrations. Map. Paperback.