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British Trolleybuses, 1911-72 (Ian Allan Transport Library)
Ian Allan

British Trolleybuses, 1911-72 (Ian Allan Transport Library)

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The trolleybus was, for more than 60 years, a familiar sight on Britain's streets, serving many of the country's most important towns and cities. Although never as numerous as the tram, nor as widespread as the motor bus, there were some 4,000 trolleybuses in service at the start of the 1950s. These vehicles were supplied by a number of manufacturers, most notably Karrier, Sunbeam, Crossley, Leyland and AEC, whilst numerous other manufacturers, including many of the pioneers, such as Railless, had fallen by the wayside.

In British Trolleybuses 1911-1972 Geoff Lumb examines the history of the trolleybus in Britain and those British-built trolleybuses that were exported from the angle of the manufacturer. Exploring the products of each manufacturer through well-informed and exhaustively-researched text and a comprehensive selection of photographs, many of which have never been published before, the author provides a detailed history of the trolleybus builders of Britain.

For all road transport enthusiasts British Trolleybuses 1911-1972 is an essential work of reference that will complement well the successful books on trolleybuses published

Hardback with dust jacket, 128 pages, black & white photographs

Condition: Very Good

ISBN: 9780711023475

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