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The British Transport Commission Group- Former Thomas Tillin

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The British Transport Commission Group- Former Thomas Tillin


This fascinating and informative book looks at the Tilling Group of bus companies during the 1960s. These operated approximately half of the inter-urban and rural bus services in England and Wales, and were nationalised in 1948. Ownership passed to the Transport Holding Company Ltd in 1963, though the fleets remained under Tilling Group control. During the period covered by this book, the operators within the group had very standardised fleets, with the vast majority of their buses and coaches having Bristol chassis and Eastern Coachworks (ECW) bodywork. This was a result of these manufacturers also having been nationalised and controlled by the BTC and THC. Throughout most of the 1960s, Jim Blake travelled to these operators and photographed their vehicles, and spent many summer Saturdays at London's Victoria Coach Station, where their service buses as well as express coaches could be seen. He captured much of this changing transport scene and presents some of these photographs in this volume.

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Stock Code: P5722.0
Author: Blake J
ISBN13: 9781473857223
Height(mm): 282
Width(mm): 216
Page Count: 160
Publication Date: 18 Jun 2018
Publisher: PEN & SWORD
Publication Status: Available
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