Birmingham Buses after Withdrawal

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Birmingham Buses after Withdrawal

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From the mid-1930s, many of the Birmingham City Transport bus fleet were stored pending disposal. Once sold, many were taken to scrapyards and broken up while some of the better ones were sold for further use. This volume looks at these three scenarios up until the 1980s, though the main period was between 1947 until 1965 when there was still a large market for second-hand Birmingham buses that were generally still in excellent condition. Many of the photographs have never been seen before - especially those taken in the huge vehicle 'dump' at Holford Drive, Perry Barr. Breaking-up locations such as scrap merchants at Oldbury, Great Barr and Stratford are a sad reminder of the way unwanted buses were unceremoniously broken up. A happier end result are the buses that escaped, with many going to independent operators in Scotland while some were even exported to Cyprus.

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Stock Code A7058.0
Author Harvey D
ISBN13 9781445670584
Height(mm) 235
Width(mm) 165
Page Count 128
Pictures 250
Publication Date 12 Mar 2018
Publication Status Available