Format: Pamphlet, No. Pages: 32
Publisher: Manchester Transport Museum Society, ISBN: 0900857269, Year: 1987
Tramways were introduced into Rochdale by the Manchester. Bury. Rochdale and Oldham Steam Tramways Limited, the first lines being opened on 6th May 1883. The history of this company and its tramways has been adequately described by Mr. W.G.S. Hyde in a volume entitled The Manchester Bury Rochdale and Oldham Steam Tramway published in 1979. However we are specifically concerned with the electric tramways operated by Rochdale Corporation which, although initially physically isolated, were later to become linked with the tramways of neighbouring authorities and after 1925 to become closely associated with the Manchester tramway system.