Your publisher of definitive Trolleybus history books
have been publishing trolleybus books for more than a quarter-of-a-century.
Quite simply, we are trolleybus enthusiasts publishing high quality English
language books about trolleybuses.
In the UK, trolleybuses were the usual excellent, clean and efficient
form of urban transport but, like the tram, they were once banished.
Yet there are around 350 systems elsewhere around the world and
there are growing numbers of enthusiasts who keep in touch with
We also feel a need to document trolleybus history in some detail,
because if we don't, the chances are it will be lost for ever. Not
so long ago there were plenty of UK residents who were easily able
to indulge in a bit of nostalgia over the trolleybus in Britain.
But it is over 40 years since the last one in Britain ran in
public service and so one has to be aged at least 45 to be able
to remember them! So TROLLEYBOOKS sees to it that this particular
bit of social history isn't forgotten.
Of course, we are more than keen to hear from anyone who is prepared
to properly research and write up a specific aspect of British (and
British overseas) trolleybus history. This isn't for the half-hearted.
If a job's worth doing, its worth doing well!! There are still quite
a number of British and British Overseas trolleybus systems which
have yet to be researched, let alone other aspects of trolleybus
history which need to be written. TROLLEYBOOKS wants to see to it
that each title is as extensively researched as possible. However,
it all has to be a labour-of-love. There is no pot of gold at the
end of it all!
And this leads to an important point: All proceeds from sales of our books
are ploughed back into the two major societies from which we derive.
This helps finance the restoration of representative examples of
British trolleybuses saved from scrapping many years ago and held
in store, so that they can be exhibited and operated at suitably
equipped transport museums.
So, come and browse the titles we have currently on offer...
Coming soon is a new look at what came first, the early history of the trolleybus from 1882 to 1914, featuring the pioneering work of Louis Lombard-Gerin but including detailed stories of all the inventions.
Recently published is Mike Maybin's Belfast Trolleybuses, a mere 30 years in the making and the most complete history of the large and complex system. More here.
Also available is, dare we say, the definitive book on trolleybus miniatures and models with much reference to the real things and their history. Click the cover for the full story.
Our latest offerings include the British Trolleybus Database CD (newly revamped), a commemorative book celebrating 100 years of trolleybuses in the United Kingdom and the long anticipated final volume in the London Trolleybus Wiring series.
Unfortunately now sold out is the most definative trolleybus history of Nottingham to date - perhaps for ever!here.
If you are from Kingston upon Hull, you are particularly
in luck, because we can bring you full-scale detailed histories
of trolleybus operation in this town. Our
history of Bournemouth Trolleybuses was highly successful and is
now sold out.
its trams, there is huge nostalgia for London´s erstwhile trolleybuses
- so our third London trolleybus wiring book, which takes a detailed
look at the various junctions, short turns, termini, etc., in North
London on this occasion, has proved immensely popular. Now sold out, but the bigger, better fourth volume is now available.
the world trolleybus scene, we can still offer an inexpensive monotone
photographic trip-round-the-world by trolleybus, which depicts the
typical environments in which the trolleybus of today operates.
Hot off the press at the beginning of April 2001, was ´World
Trolleybus Encyclopaedia´. As you might imagine, if a book is an
encyclopaedia, it is declaring itself to be an authoritative reference
book. It has been so sucessful worldwide
that it has already sold out and we regret that we are unable
to accept any more orders through the online shop. We shall not
be re-printing this first edition but anticipate a second edition
in due course.