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by Graham Stewart

SIGNED inscription by the author on title page

"The End of the Penny Section" is the absorbing story of passenger transport in the urban streets of New Zealand. In the young colony, until waggonettes and drays uplifted people from the side of the muddy road, the only known means of locomotion within the urban communities was Shanks's pony. Next came flimsy-looking horse-trams on steel rails and, later, snorting steam engines.

Soon people could settle in outer suburbs that were now within range of employment, as land speculators financed and built lines to the mushrooming estate hamlets. Steep hills were tamed by magical cables cars that climbed by invisible power, and electric trams took over the major traffic routes. Until they were finally eclipsed by buses, the trams reigned supreme in our towns and cities for half a century, capturing the imagination of all urban New Zealanders.

The story of urban transport is a colourful one and transport historian Graham Stewart tells it delightfully through evocative text and brilliant photographs. As the tale unfolds it becomes not only an accurate account of a vanished age but a valuable social history of early urban New Zealand.

Published by Grantham House Publishing in 1993. revised enlarged edition

Large format hardcover (with dust jacket) - 260 pages

Like new condition

NOTE: This is a registered charity auction with proceeds being donated to worthy causes in the community
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