An evocative collection of films depicting Birmingham's trams and trolleybuses.
Birmingham possessed the largest 3'6" gauge tramway in Britain and was unusual in that there were no through routes crossing the city centre.
Reserved track extensions to suburban housing estates were constructed between 1919 and 1928.
The last new route, to Fort Dunlop, opened in 1930, the same year in which the final new tram was delivered.
Trolleybuses, which replaced trams on the Nechells route as early as 1922, never found total favour and the Coventry Road routes were replaced by buses in 1951, two years before the last trams ran into Miller Street depot in July 1953.
This DVD revives memories of Birmingham's unique narrow cobalt blue and primrose double-decker trams, when they offered an excellent service on well-maintained track at reasonable fares.
Superb archive footage covers most car types in action
The interior of Kyotts Lake Road works
The opening of the Fort Dunlop extension in 1930
Early trolleybus operation
Illuminated cars, including pre-war colour
There are scenes of routes closed before 1940- Hall Green (1937) and the through lines to West Bromwich and Dudley (1939)
Each post-war tram and trolleybus closure is documented with detailed coverage of the tram routes abandoned between 1947 and 1953
Travel the Perry Barr and Alcester Lanes End routes with their fascinating track layouts including the famous single track workings around Cannon Hill
See the last of the open balcony cars
Note the bow collector operation on Lodge Road, Alum Rock and Washwood Heath
Sample the intensive peak hour sevice to Fort Dunlop and the Austin works at Longbridge
Admire the miles of segregated reserved tracks serving the north-east and south-west suburbs
Watch the final day's activity
Industrial, leisure, sporting and night-time sequences
Rare colour scenes