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British Municipal Bus Operators- A snapshot of the 1960s

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British Municipal Bus Operators- A snapshot of the 1960s


This book looks at municipal operators in England and Wales in the 1960s. Going back to the very first horse-bus or tram operations in Victorian times, many towns and cities throughout Britain had such operators, owned and run by the local councils. Most of them had tramway systems, many of which were replaced by trolleybuses from the 1920s onwards. In turn, after WWII, trolleybuses too were on the way out, with motorbuses unfortunately replacing both forms of electric traction. By the 1960s, only a handful were still operating trams, then by the end of the decade only few trolleybus systems remained. Municipal operators had a wide variety of vehicle types, encompassing virtually all chassis and body makes then in service, and were also well known for their distinctive, traditional liveries. In addition to the buses, there were also still trams and trolleybuses, which to many enthusiasts made them that much more interesting.

Additional Information

Stock Code: P5718.0
Author: Blake J
ISBN13: 9781473857186
Height(mm): 282
Width(mm): 216
Page Count: 160
Publication Date: 15 Aug 2019
Publisher: PEN & SWORD
Publication Status: Available
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