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A London Trolleybus Reborn
Brazil's trolleybus history is important and little known. This large and definitive book brings the authors extensive knowledge, assembled over decades, to present a encyclopaedic and extensively illustrated publication that covers the fiercely independant story of one country's development of trolleybus deployment. Not without failures and even scandels, this book follows beginings with four British United trolleybuses in Sao Paulo, through 14 systems to the present day and current operation in fascinating forensic detail.
388 pages, 1115 pictures and 50 maps. Hardback.
Price: Available now £49 (GBP) each +P&P
A London Trolleybus Reborn
The surprisingly wide-ranging story of London's Q1 trolleybus 1812, now 72 years old. Our latest publication presents the capital's newest and many say finest trolleybuses with details of their history in south west London and export to Spain for further use. After nearly thirty years of hard service, 1812 returned to the UK and after another thirty years, was finally restored. Life in preservation and full details of sister vehicles in London and Spain add to an extensive backstory.
122 pages and 256 pictures and maps. Hardback.
Price: Available now £25 (GBP) each +P&P
Italian Trolleybuses Abroad
Filling 258 pages, in Italian and English, this encyclopedic volume covers the fascinating story of the many Italian trolleybuses exported to the world between 1939 and 2008. Detailing the technological innovation, the systems involved and the competitive, even political pressures, this book mirrors the later history of many trolleybus nations, but tells a very special, inventive and stylish tale, specific to Italy. 360 images show just how unique that contribution was to trolleybus history; and over 20 maps show where the trolleybuses operated.ISBN 978-0-904235-27-2
Price: Available now £38 (GBP) or €48 (Euro) each +P&P
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| Walsall Trolleybuses
Our Walsall Trolleybuses publication documents the full history of this Black Country system from small beginnings in 1931 through innovative vehicles and extensive route developments during the 1950s to inventive management and then closure in 1970. With full details of the personnel involved, the progress of all the new and second-hand trolleybuses and over 400 images that fully reflect the system geography, the operational artefacts and historic events. Told over 232 pages of highly researched narration, that have been evolving over 30 years of the authors commitment.
Price: Available now at £32 (GBP) each +P&P
| 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.
Price: Available now at £28 (GBP) each +P&P
| 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 +P&P
| 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) +P&P
| 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.
| 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,
ISBN: 978-0-904235-23-4 Weight: 2150g. Cost: £15, with free p+p!
| British Trolleybus Database CD
gives detailedinformation on every trolley vehicle that was built in the UK in a computer database program. Buttons acrossthe top navigate through each and every trolleybus, - giving access to allchassis makers, electrical suppliers, body builders and operators,
Total weight: 110g. Cost: £16 + p+p.
|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.
Total weight: 414g. Cost: £17.50, now £7 + p+p.