Blackburn and Darwen Trams
As cities and towns grew and populations increased the need for some means of mass transport over short distances became apparent. At first horse-drawn omnibuses were seen as the answer, but many northern towns had streets that were too steep for horses, mechanical power was needed. Steam power on the railways had been a success, so it seemed logical to introduce small scale light railways to the towns. And successful they were, though complaints were made about the noise and dirt and they were fairly soon superseded by electric trams, which were quieter, cleaner and cheaper to run.
Read on to find out more about Blackburn and Darwen trams.