Physical description

Book - 144 pages+ hard cover + jacket - six sections sewn with end papers titled "The Melbourne Cable Trams 1885-1940", written by Jack Cranston and signed by Jack on the title page.

Book gives a history of the system, adds to the then existing literature with personal stories and those of some of the workers. Page 67 has a fold out page showing how the cables crossed each other when needed, cable arrangements, how the shunting process worked and many other details including the bell punch system, photographs and drawings.