|News of this book was first announced in
April 2011 with a total of 1,500
copies being published in total, 200 copies of which are
special editions. Whilst both the standard
editions have the same content, the design of the front cover differs.
Each special edition is uniquely numbered. A pvc
plastic film preprinted with a 3-D tram no. 168 as well as the route of
the tramways is affixed to each book. The book was set for publication
on 16th May, however, owing to a printing problem, it was not
published until early June. Text
is in both Chinese and English. All copies of the special
edition were sold out soon after publication.
collected my book from the local Royal Mail sorting office on my way to
work yesterday morning, I decided to have a sneak
preview during my
lunch-break, which then became a rather extended lunch-break!
book is full of colour, interesting facts and some unusual and
imaginative photography. It is well laid out and
features sections about trams
generally, trams around
the world, collections of models, tickets, books, etc., the new tram
era and a gallery of photographs under the heading Scenes, People,
I was a little concerned at the pvc plastic film around
the book, as this appeared rather crumpled - only to find it was the
clear thin protective film, which was easily removed, and
superb 3-D effect of tram no. 168!
All in all, a superb book, written by enthusiasts and
published in a very professional manner and worth every penny
- or should I say dollar!
photographs below show some sample pages.