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Business Histories of UK Tramways, York 5th February

Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History, York

Research Workshop

13.30-16.45, Wednesday 5th February 2014

Ian Souter
‘The British electric tram: basket case or barometer?’

Kevin Tennent (York Management School)
‘Management and competitive advantage in the public transport industry: York Corporation tramways, ca 1909-1934’

All welcome. Refreshments served. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER STARTING TIME. This is to accommodate the NRM’s earlier closing time in the low season.
The workshop is scheduled to take place in the Edmondson Room, Search Engine at the National Railway Museum. However we are expecting an even larger than usual attendance and might have to move to the Flying Scotsman (formerly Gibb) lecture theatre.

The NRM is about three minutes’ walk from the railway station, using the footbridge. Please use either the City or Car Park entrances and tell the staff at the welcome desk that you are attending the workshop.

Please note that NRM car-parking charges apply. Free disabled parking is available near the public entrances.

This workshop is financed by the National Railway Museum.


John Scholes Prize

The John Scholes Prize, of up to £250 (pounds Sterling), is awarded annually to the writer of an unpublished paper based on original research into any aspect of the history of transport and mobility. The prize is intended to recognise budding transport historians. It may be awarded to the writer of one outstanding article, or be divided between two or more entrants. Typically, the prize is awarded for research completed as part of a PhD.

Publication in the Journal of Transport History will be at the discretion of the Editor and subject to the normal refereeing process.

The prize is funded by the Transport History Research Trust in memory of John Scholes. John was the first Curator of Historical Relics at the British Transport Commission. The prize is awarded by the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M –


Entry is limited to researchers who, at the time of submission, are not yet in or have just commenced a permanent / tenured academic (or equivalent) position, and who are just starting to publish research.


Essays (in English, double-spaced) must not exceed 8,000 words (including footnotes). Sources must be documented fully. Entries must be submitted electronically, to arrive no later than Friday 27 June 2014. They should not bear any reference to the author or institutional affiliation.

Senior scholars will judge entries against criteria of originality, thoroughness and excellence of argument, source use, composition and illustration. The process is ‘double-blind’. The judges will not enter into correspondence.

A cover letter and a one-page CV must demonstrate eligibility for the prize.

Entries for the prize should be sent to the JTH Editor at The subject line of the message should read ‘John Scholes Prize entry 2014’.