Buses, Road Vehiclesin 1931, the Vauxhall Motors subsidiary of General Motors began to produce a new range of British-Built commercial vehicles known as Bedfords. Their introduction followed the wall Street Crash of October 1929, which not only decimated world trade, but also brought about a minor revolution in the ... From the series Fare Stage Series
Buses, Road VehiclesThis is the third book in a trilogy detailing the history of Bedford buses and coaches from their inception in 1931 to their progressive demis in the 1980s. With the co-operation of Vauxhall Motors, the books mostly use official photographs from the Luton archives. The applause and positive acclaim ... From the series Fare Stage Series
Road VehiclesContinuing the story of vehicle manufacture ion the post-war period Robert W. Berry and Alan Earnshaw now examine the Bedford commercial vehicles in the 5-cwt to 35-cwt range which Vauxhall Motors produced in the 1950s and 1960s. Vauxhall had served Britain well during the difficult years of World ... From the series Classic Marques
RailwaysThe Hitchin - Bedford route formed part of the Midland Railway's first line for London trains. Its subsequent secondary nature is fully illustrated, along with the lesser lines to Northampton Castle and Higham Ferrers. The varied trains and architecture of the main line are shown, along with ... From the series Midland Main Lines
Buses, Road VehiclesOne of the most iconic British motor coach chassis of all time was Bedford's VAL, which was introduced at the 1962 Commercial motor show. This was the first time that Bedford ventured in to the large-capacity coach market. But it did it with style and a novel engineering approach. Employing a ... From the series Fare Stage Series
OtherWe all know the word ‘bedlam' as a term of madness and confusion, but few of us really know the story of how this term was coined, or the real history of the notorious Bethlem Hospital in London. The oldest mental health institution in the world, Bethlem Hospital is famous to many only as ‘Bedlam', ...
RailwaysA C3000 CAF DMU takes us on a journey over Northern Ireland's longest railway (96¼ miles). We start at Belfast's Great Victoria Street Station reopened in 1995 and subsequently allowing all lines to converge for the first time. After Belfast Central our train climbs up and over the new ...
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BusesCharlie Wyatt began as a conductor on London's trolleybuses in 1951 and became a driver in 1955. He worked throughout his trolleybus career at Finchley depot in north London, here he was on trolleybuses until their last day there. With an exceptional memory, backed up by official documents from the ...
Road VehiclesThe winged B emblem, the hallmark of Bentley Motors, is synonymous with those grand cars which, in the 1920s and 1930s, dominated Brooklands and Le Mans and were driven to victory by hero racing drivers known as The Bentley Boys. When Bentley was taken over by Rolls-Royce in 1931 the individual ... From the series Classic Marques
AviationThe usual detailed 'Red Star' series treatment of the amazing jet-powered flying boats produced over the years by the Beriev design bureau from the R-1 experimental craft that finally got airborne, after many false starts, on 30 May 1952 to the giant A-40 and the various ocean-going leviathan ... From the series Red Star
RailwaysThis book takes you on a pictorial journey through Berlin's metro system. For the first time you can see all station in Full Colour, whether beautiful or not. Short captions tell you everything you might want to know about the stations' history and design. After reading this book, it is certainly ...
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