London 1952: Buses, Trams and Trolleybuses
The early 1950s represented years of transition for London Transport. With the easing of immediate postwar austerity, significant investment was coming through in terms of large new orders for vehicles - particularly of the RT and RF bus families. In this period of considerable optimism for London Transport, when passenger levels remained buoyant, other changes saw the final batch of new trolleybuses - the `Q1' class - enter service in London, whilst the last trams to serve the Metropolis were to disappear in July 1952.
In this book for Ian Allan Publishing, well-known bus photographer and author Philip Wallis recalls the era through a comprehensive selection of contemporary photographs. Allied to these are narratives of journeys by two transport enthusiasts around London in 1952, the last year in which it was still possible to see buses, trams and trolleybuses alongside each other.
Comprehensive and evocative, London 1952: Buses, Trams & Trolleybuses is a fascinating portrait of the road passenger transport scene in and around London in the early 1950s. Packed full of nostalgic images of the contemporary streetscape, it will appeal to local historians and transport enthusiasts alike.
Hardback with dust jacket, 128 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good
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