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A Z Of British Trolleybuses

Author : Stephen Lockwood
ISBN : 9781785002892
Genre : Transportation
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In the last century, the trolleybus developed into a successful provider of public transport in many towns and cities around Britain. It is often described as being part tram and part motorbus. The trolleybus was a fast vehicle whose acceleration from rest was far superior to that of any motorbus. Added to this it was quiet and fume-free, and consumed home-produced electricity generated using coal. During the last twenty years, there have been many books about trolleybuses published, but hardly any of these has tackled the subject from the vehicle manufacturers' angle, instead concentrating on individual trolleybus systems. This volume is, therefore, a summary of the British trolleybus, describing each manufacturer and its products, and then showing what happened to these vehicles throughout their life. It contains an alphabetical listing of all the manufacturers, detailing company history and trolleybus types produced including production totals. A second alphabetical company-by-company listing gives full details of every trolleybus built for British use, including data such as chassis number and any subsequent significant changes. As far as possible it is all presented in a non-technical way. This complete guide to the types of British trolleybuses produced, how many and their operational history is superbly illustrated with over 300 photographs, many in colour.
Category: Transportation

Trams And Trolleybuses

Author : Oliver Green
ISBN : 9781784422493
Genre : Transportation
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From the horse-drawn trams of the nineteenth century to the larger electric models of the early twentieth, this reliable form of public transport revolutionised town travel by making it affordable enough for working people to use. From the 1930s, the rise of the trolleybus, which also picked up power from overhead cables but ran without expensive tracks, looked set to supersede the tram – but ultimately, by the 1950s, both fell victim to motor buses and private cars. However, since the 1980s the environmental benefits of light rail have encouraged a growing comeback for trams on our crowded and polluted city streets. Using beautiful contemporary photographs, this is the fascinating story of the rise, fall and revival of this everyday, yet sometimes controversial, mode of urban transport.
Category: Transportation

A Z Of British Bus Bodies

Author : James Taylor
ISBN : 9781847976390
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 57.43 MB
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A-Z of British Bus Bodies sets out to offer a first port of call for anyone with an interest in those who built bus and coach bodies in Britain and Ireland between 1919 and 1975. From charabanc to service bus, from luxury coach to municipal double-decker, the sheer variety of public service vehicle (PSV) bodies is astonishing. The alphabetical listing of British bus body builders between 1919 - 1975 covers the well-known larger companies and small local companies, and is illustrated with period and modern images, including contemporary advertising material. It includes a substantial introduction looking at operators of the period, the body building process and the development of bus body building throughout the period. A comprehensive guide to bus bodies 1919-1975 and a valuable reference work for the bus enthusiast. Superbly illustrated with 300 colour and black& white photographs including period and modern images and contemporary advertising material. James Taylor has been researching and writing about motoring history for over thirty years and has been interested in classic buses since childhood.
Category: Transportation

Automotive A Z

Author : Keith Lane
ISBN : 9781903706404
Genre : Reference
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A comprehensive guide to the world of automotive technology, including jargon and anacronyms. Appendices include: stopping distances; country letter codes; VIN number decoding; major road routes of the UK, Europe and the US; metric/imperial conversion tables; and more.
Category: Reference

Ottley S Bibliography Of British Railway History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105024867041
Genre : Railroads
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For over thirty years the Bibliography of British Railway History has been an essential tool for anyone wanting to study the history of rail transport and one of the foundations for the best of recent railway historical research. The continuing output of new publications about railways is such that a substantial supplement is required from time to time to maintain the work's utility. This is the second such supplement. As well as providing addenda to some of the 13,000 entries in the previous volumes, this volume has 6600 new entries.
Category: Railroads

The A Z Of Being British

Author : Brian Titrage
ISBN : 9780956430731
Genre : Humor
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As its cover suggests, The A to Z of Being British is an acerbic take on the state of modern Britain.Funny, insightful and ever-so-slightly non-PC, the book is split into 70 alphabetic sections. It covers a range of topics from the generic (e.g. democracy) to the specific (e.g. Jeremy Clarkson) and from the perennial (e.g. Wimbledon) to the very topical (e.g. banks). I'm very fair in my criticism, being equally disgusted with everyone and everything that gets a mention.That hasn't stopped some from taking offence, however, so be warned - this is not a book for the faint-hearted or the deeply patriotic.There are many good, kind, hard-working people of integrity in Britain, but my book isn;t about them. Instead, I wrote it for them. Or to be more precise I wrote it for me, but with them in mind. Not all good, kind, hardworking people of Britain will welcome it. Some already haven't. That came as no surprise, because not everyone takes a balanced view. Patriotism distorts, just as power corrupts. My book isn't fair either. It's a caricature, Britain seen grotesque in the cruellest of funfair mirrors, a counterbalance to all those people who lead our Government and our industries who aren't kind people of integrity, and who are doing very nicely thank you out of screwing the nation while telling us that Britain is still Great. Well, it isn't, and The A to Z of Being British explains in the clearest possible terms why. It's catharsis. Enjoy!
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Author : United States. Public Roads Administration. Library
ISBN : CORNELL:31924071786929
Genre : Roads
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Category: Roads