Trolleybus Twilight - Britain's Last Trolleybus Systems

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Trolleybus Twilight - Britain's Last Trolleybus Systems

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Most British trolleybus systems flourished in the inter-war years, particularly the 1930s. It would have been bigger still if South London's trams had been replaced by trolleybuses, as intended. London, however, replaced these with motor-buses instead, influencing other operators to abandon their trolleybuses, too. By the 1960s, their demise was well under way. Fortunately, during that decade, Jim travelled throughout England and Wales, photographing them. This book features the latter, beginning with their final weeks in London, then continuing to places as diverse as Bournemouth and Cardiff, Bradford and Maidstone. Most pictures have never been published before. Taken between 1962 and 1968, they transport the reader back in time. Britain's last trolleybuses ran in 1972. Despite many other world cities having modern trolleybus systems today, it will be a long time before they return to our streets, if ever. How sad when our cities are polluted by vehicles powered by internal combustion engines.

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Stock Code P6146.0
Author Blake J
ISBN13 9781473861466
Height(mm) 297
Width(mm) 210
Page Count 112
Publication Date 1 Jun 2017
Publisher PEN & SWORD
Publication Status Available