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Lombard-Gerin & inventing the trolleybus 

Belfast Trolleybuses 

Trolleybus miniatures, models & the real things 

British Trolleybus Database

British Trolleybus Centenary

London Trolleybus Wiring

Nottingham Trolleybuses SOLD OUT

Kingston Upon Hull Trolleybuses

Llanelly Trolleybuses SOLD OUT

World Trolleybus Pictorial

Bournemouth Trolleybuses SOLD OUT

World Trolleybus Encyclopaedia SOLD OUT

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Published jointly with the LRTA,
Trolleybus Days in Wolverhampton
Trolleybus Days in Wolverhampton traces the history of trolleybus operation in Wolverhampton from its early beginnings in 1923, through the development of the 1930s and on into the war-torn days of 1939 to 1945. The golden years from 1950 to 1960 have also been documented, as has the fight by the people of Wolverhampton to retain the system, culminating in its sad and final demise on 5 March 1967. Trolleybuses represented an important part of the history of transport development in the British Isles and all events are fully covered and written in a detailed but not dry style that can be enjoyed for pleasure and research alike. A full set of appendices is included, covering route wiring maps, timetables and tickets, operational equipment and fleet histories.
ISBN: 978-0948106514 Weight: 800g. Cost: Available now at £30 (GBP) each
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Also available together with The Tramways of Wolverhampton
The Tramways of Wolverhampton traces the history of the Wolverhampton tramway system from its earliest horse-drawn beginnings in 1878, through the subsequent electrification of the routes in the early 1900s, with the controversial decision to use a system that proved to be unique to the town (and indeed the world), resulting in the town having to endure route isolation from other tramway operators until the eventual, and somewhat inevitable, wholesale conversion to the more conventional form of overhead wire operation in 1921. The gradual contraction of the system and change to trolleybuses between 1923 and 1928 is also covered in detail.
ISBN: 978-0948106507 Weight: 700g. Cost: Both volumes available now at £47 (GBP) 
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Lombard-Gerin & Inventing the Trolleybus
A very detailed story of the invention of the Trolleybus between 1882 and 1914, particularly through the achievements of Louis Lombard-Gerin (1848-1918). Covering American, British, French and German developments by examining the individual inventors, their successes and failures and their influences. 158 pages of every aspect of the engineering and economic contexts of early Trolleybus history, with 348 photographs and images. By dispelling myths and with original research, this book uncovers a surprisingly relevant story of railless electric traction, its purpose and need.
ISBN: 978-0-904235-25-8 Weight: 1246g. Cost: Available now at £28 (GBP) each
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Belfast Trolleybuses
Mike Maybin's definitive history of one of the most complex trolleybus systems built - Belfast in Northern Ireland. 256 pages of every aspect of a highly successful thirty years of trolleybus operation. Covering all 16 prototypes through to a supposed forerunner of a new generation, the book details not only the vehicles but the operation of 35 routes and the famous 1958 overnight change to one-way running in the city centre. The personalities, the battles and planned ideas are all thoroughly covered to give a very real feel for a major undertaking.
ISBN: 978-0-904235-24-1 Weight: 1550g. Cost : £32 + p+p.
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Models
Trolleybus miniatures, models and the real things
A near definitive work on the obscure and yet surprisingly nostalgic subject of the Trolleybus in miniature. The book covers exhibition models in museums and by trolleybus companies, the attempts to recreate moving trolleybuses in miniature, commercial motorised model trolleybuses and the hundreds of display models. It includes 23 national trolleybus histories from 1882 to the present day, references 226 full sized prototypes, introduces 282 producers and makers and lists over 1270 marketed, adapted and one-off models from around the world, details
ISBN: 978-0-904235-23-4 Weight: 2150g. Cost: £25, with free p+p!
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database
British Trolleybus Database CD
gives detailed information on every trolley vehicle that was built in the UK in a computer database program. Buttons across the top navigate through each and every trolleybus, - giving access to all chassis makers, electrical suppliers, body builders and operators,details
Total weight: 110g. Cost: £16 + p+p.
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Centenary
British Trolleybus Centenary 1911-2011
This 68-page A4-sized book with full-colour soft card cover traces the 100 year history of the trolleybus in the United Kingdom, both in service and in preservation. Lavishly illustrated with over 170 photographs plus the original 1911 trade article celebrating the joint starting of operation in Leeds and Bradford are finely reproduced. details
ISBN: 978-0-904235-22-7
Total weight: 445g. Cost: £12, now £7 + p+p.

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London Trolleybus Wiring - North East & East
The fourth of a series of A5-sized books examining the history of the overhead wiring provided for London trolleybuses, dealing with each and every junction, short-turn facility, terminal arrangement and depot wiring layout. There are thus lots of layout diagrams, monotone and now colour photographs to illustrate in great detail, over 184 pages. details
ISBN: 978-0-904235-21-0
Total weight: 414g. Cost: £17.50, now £7 + p+p.
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Hull
Kingston upon Hull Trolleybuses
Told within 136 pages of a softbound A4-sized book, with full-colour laminated card cover, there are three well-chosen colour sections, together accounting for 13 inside colour illustrations, which, plus the four on the cover, capture the essential flavour of the Hull trolleybus system. details
Total weight: 695g.
Cost: Now available at £7 + p+p.
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pictorial
World Trolleybus Pictorial
A 48-page A5 landscape picture booklet, containing 44 full-page monotone photographs of trolleybuses spanning the world, irrespective of political barriers, which have been sourced from trolleybus enthusiasts around the world.details
Total weight: 193g.
Cost: Now available at £1.50 + p+p.
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Special Offer
A free copy of World Trolleybus Pictorial will be sent with every order for two or more copies, in any combination, of the Belfast, Models, Kingston Upon Hull, Nottingham, Centenary and London Wiring books.
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