A LINE THAT PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN MINERS’ MOVEMENTS

The East Wemyss Car Shed in 2016. ALAN MILLAR

Title: Wemyss Trams and

Early Buses

Author: Alan Brotchie

Publisher: Stenlake Publishing

Specification: 272mm x 210mm, 96pp, softback

ISBN: 978-1-84033-922-2

Price: £29.95

Visible traces remain today of the Wemyss & District electric tramway that linked the coastal communities between Kirkcaldy and Leven in Fife, most notably a shelter in the village of East Wemyss still identified on bus stop signs as The Car Shed.

Stagecoach East Scotland’s main east Fife depot is in Aberhill where there once was a tram depot and its routes stick close to the line served by trams from 1906 to 1932.

Alan Brotchie, a widely respected transport historian, had his first account of the tramway published nearly half a century ago in 1976 and has returned to it with the benefit of original documentation not available then to produce this comprehensively illustrated story of the development of this unusual interurban tramway and the buses that expanded its reach and ultimately replaced it.

Want to read more?

This is a premium article and requires an active subscription.

Existing subscriber? Sign in now

No subscription?

Pick one of our introductory offers