From City to Suburb by Greg Travers

 Celebrates the 50th anniversary of NSW Government bus operation.

 A highly sought after classic book of reference.

Contains complete fleet listings from 1932 up to 1981 

Good Condition

by Greg Travers

Published 1982 by Sydney Tramway Museum and HCVA

230 pages over 250 photos

B&W, plus some colour pages

 

 

$350.00

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a RARE SPECIAL! THE GOVERNMENT BUS IN NEW SOUTH WALES by VJ Hayes

We have sourced a rare copy of this important work . Original edition, A5 format. Highly sought after, this is a once-only chance to obtain a copy in excellent condition.

There are comprehensive fleet lists, up to Leyland Leopards of the 1970s.  All buses taken over by DRTT in 1932 are listed. Maps. route numbering systems,  and at least one photo of every bus type are included.  114 pages.  

An important piece of road transport history .

$350.00

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The Australian Double Decker by GJ Travers

Two copies of this rare long out-of-print classic.

73 pp. over 100 B&W photos  soft cover in colour

Published Apr 1977 by HCVA Co-op. Ltd

History of DD bus operation throughout Australia up to mid-1979s, mainly of course in NSW where the majority were.used.

 

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$55.00

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The Australian Government Bus by Greg Travers

Published 1989 by Railmac

56 pages 80 photos all B&W

An overall look at bus fleets throughout the country, and bus types . Detailed captions

Condition : Very FINE, as new

$25.00

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Going Places

a pictorial history of Transport in NSW

Trains Planes Automobiles Ferries the lot

Beautifully illustrated with many truly historic photos

104 pp  200+  photos  B&W

good condition soft cover size A4

$20.00

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The Government Bus - A Pictorial History by Greg Travers

A brief pictorial history;

58 years on the streets of Sydney and Newcastle.

A very impressive overview of NSW Govt buses from 1932 to 2001.

 

Soft cover foolscap format

Published by HCVA 2001

All B&W 84 pages with over 100 photos

Color covers

 

 

 

 

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British Buses in Australia Bruce Tilley

52 pp 100+ photos 

B&W

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50 Years: Government Buses in Newcastle by Greg Travers

32 pp 30+ B&W photos . Fleet lists  historic details.

VERY GOOD condition

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Bus and Truck Museum of NSW Guide ed. G Travers

approx. 44 pp. 40 photos all B&W showing what was then a very broad collection in the newly created Tempe museum site

pub. 1986

Fine condition

$15.00

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The Australian Private Bus -Greg Travers

Subtitled '"Since the 1940s"

Over 150 photographs of buses and memorabilia from all states of Australia

96 pages all B&W with colour soft cover

published 2001 Historic Commercial Vehicle Association

Finecondition

no creasing or damage

$60.00

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Bus and Coach Pictorial : SA

26  pp 50 photos B&W

Railmac 1982 by Steve McNicol

GOOD condition with scuffing along spine

$10.00

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People Movers John Maddock

A history of Victoria's Private Bus Industry 1910 to 1992

John Maddock was editor of Truck and Bus Transportation magazine for 26 years. 

 

 Cover part Faded

214 pages over 200 photos all B&W

Published 1992 Kangaroo Press

Covers city and country services, tours, school buses, the buses themselves, bus builders and body builders,  bibliography and index.

$35.00

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Queensland Private Buses Bruce Tilley

1989 52 pp

B&W

Very good condition

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Brisbane City Council Bus Fleet by RA Birrell

A pictorial review of BCC Buses in Brisbane.

24 pages. Over 20 photos all B&W.  Many detailed fleet lists

Soft cover 

Published by Railmac 1987

Good condition, scuffed spine

$10.00

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BUS FLEETS MTA Melbourne

Railmac 1984

16 pp 40 photos

Good condition scuffed spine

$10.00

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TSUKUBA EXPO VOLVOS IN AUSTRALIA by RA Birrell

16 pp.  Very Fine condition Railmac 1987

60 photos all B&W  soft cover colour. Fleet lists on disposal

the story of Volvos built in Japan and unable to be registered there. after the Expo in 1985

Fascinating historic record

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Ticket News June 1992

published by Australian Transport Ticket Association

30 pages all B&W Many ticket images and articles of historic interest incl Harbour Bridge ticketing

 

mint condition

$19.00

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Albion of Scotstoun. by Paul Adams and Roy Milligan

One copy missing its dust cover

note: the photo is for ID purposes only. This copy is in its black hard binding with gold embossing

 

The most deeply-researched study of all models of Albion cars trucks and buses from 1899 onwards.

Photographs of every model, with appendices giving details of Albion-Murray patents, model and chassis numbering systems, Model List (5 pages) engine types for each model, (2 pages), Chassis output, staff and workforce graphs, and Bibliography.

 Over 200 photos of Albion cars, trucks and buses from 1899 to 1972

170 pages all B&W

 

Hard covers, black embossed with gold lettering

Published 1999 by Albion Vehicle Preservation Trust

 

this copy is in Very Fine condition with no damage (no dust jacket)

$90.00

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Australian Buses by LJ Pascoe

vol. 1 ACT, NSW, SA, TAS Fleet lists, charts tables approx 25 photos all B&W

80 pp.  1973 Edition

Not in Great Condition  ONE ONLY

$20.00

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Trolley Buses of Tasmania by Ian G Cooper

88 pp. many tables  and detailed text on each city operation

approx 50 photos all B&W

Very Fine condition

$25.00

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Melbourne Private Bus Fleets Volume 1

Compiled by Bruce Tilley

Publisher: Railmac Publications 1984

Details: Paperback, A5 size, 52 pages, 44 B&W photos. Good condition.

 

Contains separate vehicle listings for most major private operator fleets in Melbourne as at 1984.

$10.00

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Over the Bridge: A Suspended Service

Author: Leon Manny

Publisher: St Davids Publishing 1988

Details: Paperback, 24 pages, 8 black & white photos. Very good condition.

 

 A well-researched and informative history of the Northbridge to Wynyard bus service.

$10.00

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Priced Catalogue of NSW Transport Tickets

Author: Richard Peck

Self-published 2013

Details: Paperback, wire bound, A4 size, 80 pages, numerous B&W images. Very good condition.

 

A fully illustrated catalogue of various ticket types issued from the 1870s to 2000s. Bus, tram, train, ferry, bridge and road toll tickets, as well as generic paper tickets, machine-produced tickets and stored value cards, are all represented. 

$10.00

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On the Buses in New Zealand

Author: John McCrystal

Publisher: Grantham House and the Bus & Coach Association of New Zealand 2007

Details: Paperback with fold-out cover, 225 x 285 mm, 176 pages, 141 B&W and 57 colour photos. Very good condition.

 

A fine reference book documenting the development of bus operations in New Zealand, from the pioneering days of charabancs in the early 1900s through to well-appointed coaches at the start of the 21st century. Tales of those working on the buses and the tireless efforts of industry associations complete the story. 

$25.00

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Mail For The Back of Beyond

by John Maddock

Awe inspiring story of the truckie mailmen, their trucks and their mechanical miracles. A clutch plate is made from the bottom of a 44-gallon drum, a log between the dual rear wheels to avoid bogging.
Jack Gaffney, Harry Ding, Tom Kruse Ken Crombie.
A story of bravery and determination, and some incredibly tough vehicles.

Jack Maddock books are highly sought after for their thoroughness and readability

 

very good condition 160pp many photos

 

$29.00

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The End of the Penny Section

Author: Graham Stewart

Publisher: AH & AW Reed 1973 (first edition)

Details: Hardback with jacket, 205 x 260 mm, 236 pages, 167 B&W photos and line drawings. Very good condition with minor scuffing at the top of the jacket spine.

 

The first full study of urban public transport in New Zealand and how it influenced the growth of towns and cities. Covers the histories and descriptions of vehicles and systems, from horse-drawn vehicles, cable cars, steam and electric-powered trams, motor buses and trolley buses. Personal stories add a further dimension to the text.

$20.00

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