This week's theme is BUSES and TROLLEYS. Our sale includes over 100 titles in these genre. For a complete list CLICK HERE.
BRITISH TROLLEYBUSES IN COLOUR by Kevin McCormack from publisher Ian Allan Publishing takes us back over 30 years when the last trolleybus operated on Britain's streets. This vivid colour album examines all the various operators from the early 1950s through to the demise of Britain's final system in Bradford, which closed its doors in March 1972. High quality photographs, all of which have never been seen before, portray systems from Glasgow in Scotland through to the south coast operators of Brighton, Portsmouth and Hastings. This lively portrait of a long-lost Britain will fascinate all transport historians and all those who knew and used trolleybuses when they were operational.
Also from Ian Allan Publishing we have BUS BLUNDERS by Gavin Booth. The UK bus operating and manufacturing industries are multi-million-pound businesses affecting the lives of millions of people every day, so it is inevitable that mistakes will be made as a result of over-enthusiasm, bad management or just plain poor judgement. In recent years, there have been bus and coach operators with grandiose schemes that were set to change the world, political misjudgements, and other government-inspired ideas such the creation of British Leyland which ended up weakening the stronger Leyland bus. Many bus models promised much but didn't deliver. Written by a winning combination of authors, Gavin Booth has numerous best-sellers to his name, while Alan Miller is the editor of the established Buses magazine; this book explores some of the stranger decisions and miscalculations that have affected the bus industry. With an enticing mix of articles about every important issue and over 200 nostalgic photographs, it will be of interest to all bus enthusiasts who are interested in a heady mix of discussion and debate.
DONCASTER`S ELECTRIC TRANSPORT by Peter Tuffrey Doncaster from Amberley Books describes how Doncaster had undergone its first major change from a small market town into a centre of industrial importance when trams first appeared in 1902. This change was due in no small part to the establishment of a large engine repair works in the town in 1852-3 by the Great Northern Railway Company. Around 1898, after having received a proposal from the British Electrical Company Ltd, the town council decided that it should have its own electric transport system and Doncaster's tram service was born. This profusely illustrated book with its factual captions and entertaining and informative text transports the reader back in time to the establishment and subsequent growth of Doncaster's transport system. It goes through the years of the First World War and beyond to a time when competition from motorbuses and other unscheduled services posed a serious threat to the now established tram routes, forcing the Corporation to make some far-reaching decision about the future of transport in the town. This ultimately led to the introduction of motorbuses and trolleybuses. The book goes on to take the reader up to the 1960s, by which time the trolleybus network had been abandoned in favour of a more flexible motorised transport system, which was better able to adapt to Doncaster's increasingly complex urban layout.
Following on from his earlier and hugely successful volume in the 'Heyday' series covering Scottish bus operations, Gavin Booth inSCOTTISH BUSES - A COLOUR PORTFOLIO from publisher Ian Allan now provides a further exploration into the great variety of bus types and liveries to be found in Scotland during the 1980s. Commencing with the era prior to deregulation and privatisation, the book also examines the changes wrought in Scotland as a result of reforms when names like Stagecoach came to the fore, taking advantage of changed circumstances to launch new services. Enthusiasts of bus operations in Scotland will find much of interest in this title and will be delighted by the stunning selection of over 80 colour images.
Other titles in our Spring sale include:
Buses, Road VehiclesThe authors, both of whom have been following and recording surviving Routemaster services for many years, provide a tribute to the last years of this much-loved bus. Each chronological section examines, through text and photographs, the build-up to the conversion of each route and how the actual ...
Trams, Buses, Road VehiclesVHS Cassette (also available as DVD-R Video ). Through a stunning selection of archive film (much in Colour), this 60 minute video tells the story of the capital's trams and trolleybuses including their glory days and their fall from glory; also the reintroduction of the trams in Croydon. Many ...
BusesCapital Transport's very well received Colours series visits The South Downs in this new book, which covers Southdown, Portsmouth, Brighton Corporation, BH&D and Eastbourne in a beautiful selection of over 120 colour pictures taken in the late 1950s and 1960s. Detailed captions complete the ...
For a complete list in our Spring sale CLICK HERE.
A complete list of publishers in our Spring Sale are:
For most of these publishers there is a reduction across the board, and just a few (indicated by *) not quite all of their titles are reduced. All sales are limited to stock in hand so if you are tempted now is the time!