The First Electric Road


Those living in the Doncaster area of Melbourne are still waiting for train and tram services to be built yet once upon a time they actually had the first electric tramway in the whole Southern Hemisphere.

Published in 1989, the author Robert Green has traced and researched probably the world's most controversial tramway and presented it's short life, along with some fantastic photos, in this book.

A must-have for any tram or train enthusiast, it follows the threats with axe and shotgun, court room battles and physical violence to the very tram cars themselves as the first electric road in Australia struggled against heavy opposition.