Regular readers of this blog know that while I am an American writing in America, I’m also an incurable Anglophile — and that extends to my tramway interests.
I was of course thrilled to learn that Trams Stop Here! has been named Website of the Month in the latest edition of Tramways Monthly: The Worldwide Tramways E-Magazine. You can find their kind description of my humble efforts on page 34 of the magazine’s issue 24, available here as a PDF.
Launched in February 2009, the magazine is essentially the work of a number of relatively young enthusiasts and their generous contributors. Speaking not just as a fellow enthusiast but also as a newspaper professional, the production values are impressive: Crisp, timely copy and high-quality images are presented to maximum effect thanks to colourful and engaging page layouts. In addition to a dynamic website and monthly PDF publications, Tramways Monthly also maintains a Twitter account to deliver breaking news about heritage and modern operations.
Cheers to Jack Gordon, Andrew Waddington and their contributors for creating a stylish publication which successfully employs multiple platforms of modern communications technology to bring the story of an evolving transportation technology to a worldwide audience spanning generations.
And thanks for the plug, mates!