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The Tramways of Hong Kong
A History in Pictures
 

For more than a century, trams have plied their trade along the northern coast of Hong Kong Island. During that time, they have witnessed the transformation of the local economy from a colonial backwater to the massive financial centre that is the modern city. The post-war years, from the 1960s onward, have seen the radical redevelopment of much of the area along streets such as Hennessy Road and Des Voeux Road, while the reclamation of land along the seafront has seen the tramway, which once skirted the shore, pushed further and further inland.

Today, Hong Kong trams still provide a vital public service, carrying vast numbers of passengers daily to and from their work or shops, and Hong Kong is one of the few places in the world where it is still possible to ride on the top deck of a double-deck tram. This album explores the history of the tramways of Hong Kong Island through the 20th century. Drawing upon a fascinating selection of photographs, most of which have never been published before, it traces the evolution of the streetscape over that period – giving readers a vivid reminder of a city that has been radically altered over the past half-century.
   
 Title :  The Tramways of Hong Kong -
 A History in Pictures
 Authors :  Peter Waller
 Published by :  UK - Unique Books
 HK - Blacksmith Books
 Year of publication :  2018
 ISBN :  UK - 978 0 9957499 2 0
 HK - 978 988 77928 5 7
 Size :   209mm x 209mm 
 Pages :   96
 Cover :   Softback
 Availability :  Published 2018 
 Price :   14.99
 US$21.95


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