All books in as new condition, mostly in Very Fine Condition
All over 100 pages with many photographs .
photos at left show some of the covers (not all shown)
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The most deeply-researched study of all models of Albion buses cars and trucks 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 every Albion car, truck and bus from 1899 to 1972
170 pages all B&W
Hard covers, black embossed with gold lettering
Published 1999 by Albion Vehicle Preservation Trust
By Alan Townsin, a noted British bus historian.
252 pages. over 300 photos all B&W
The definitive story of AEC buses from 1910 to the demise of the company. Hundreds of photos, every model described.
Much technical detail, world-wide sales and marketing, model development, a very thoroughly researched and fascinating read.
The book is in very good condition, carefully protected by a clear plastic wrap
Inside all pages are like new and the binding is firm.
This first edition is essentially the same as the second but print quality, esp. photos, is better.
By Alan Townsin, a noted British bus historian, and former employee of AEC at Southall, with access to much company detail.
The definitve story of AEC buses from 1910 to the demise of the company. Hundreds of photos, every model described.
Much technical detail, world-wide sales and marketing, model development, a very thorough and fascinating read.
2nd edition with extra material.
Very good condition
AEC London Transport
Absorbing, detailed history of the design and building of RT 1 and the 150 pre-war RTs, which differed in interesting ways from the postwar thousands.
By Alan Townsin, a former draughtsman with AEC.
very good clean copy slight wear and tear to the cover
by Christian Wolmar, a well-known author of deeply researched non-fiction.
If you have ever travelled on the London Tube, you will find this book fascinating
Every brick, tunnel and sleeper , first in the world, built and run by private enterprise until LPTB in 1933. The work of Frank Pick, Charles Holden’s stations, Metroland. B&W and colour photos, colour maps.This book is the master work on the history, building and operation of the Underground.
quote “If you’re thinking of coming out as a Tubehead this is the place to start”.
fine condition HARDBACK
350 pp. index and page notes (references)
The Leyland National: was it the cause or a symptom? The book gives nut and bolt description of the development of the later designs such as the Titan, the Panther, the Olympic and much background on the choice of site for the new automated factory at Workington in the wilds of Cumbria.
A deeply absorbing story of the decline of Leyland , British leyland, via the National, to extinction. All bus enthusiasts and students of history and engineering will find this highly interesting.
What were the many factors that caused the collapse of a world leader in Bus and Truck manufacture . Was it the National? Not entirely, the book tells the sorry, but fascinating story of the last days of Leyland, the closure of subsidiaries including AEC Roe and ECW, the fiasco surrounding Workington, and the National.
some scuffing of corners no damage to pages.
TWO COPIES ; one hardback one soft cover94 pp 150 photos mostly B&W The full history from 1903 to 1980
Crosville was the very large BET operator in Wales, covering the whole country
VERY FINE condition
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By a noted transport historian with remarkable historic photos of every type and version of the vehicles from each transport mode.
Photos have been complied from many significant collections
A comprehensive view of the development of bus tram and trolleybus operations throughout Britain (outside London) from the 19th century to the 1990s.
Newly reprinted with hard covers and colour photo (of a Glasgow tram taken at Crich Tramway Museum)
Condition very good but top edges of the dust cover are creased from poor handling
128 pages. over 300 photos all B&W
(note this is a reprint of the book of the same title and author also listed here)
by Travis Elborough
A jaunty but thorough history of the Routemaster for bus lover and historian. The building of RM1, the many design changes, the social background, the effect on London life.
“A fond history of the Routemaster’s invention, rise and decline, the people who worked it and the enthusiasts who were mad about it”.
softcover very good condition 210 pp
by Robert Grieves
A pictorial run through 100 years of buses and trucks built by Albion Motors Ltd Glasgow since 1899. From model A1 7h.p to the Lowlander bus which was actually a rebadged Leyland. B&W photos on all pages and text captions giving dates locations vehicle detail and historical notes. Many overseas scenes incl NSW CX19s. A valuable historical reference by a noted author.
Robert was well-known by Aust. bus enthusiasts for his dedication, his meticulous research his large collection of photos and his time as a Sydney Bus driver.
64 pp colour covers in card.
A wonderful romp around all aspects of British bus operations from the 1930s to the 1990s
Many photos of every conceivable type of bus, body builders photos, ticketing, workshops, signage advertising. In short every aspect.
A fascinating read and a source of historical info.
210 pp. over 300 photos mostly B&W. Colour section. Fine condition
Published Oakwood Press 2003
by Alan Millar pub. 1982 by Patrick Stephens
114 pages B&W hard cover very good condition
over 200 photos of buses in many cities and rural settings,
wide ranging appendices covering dates of significant evnts, models and makers of the 30s, full of unheard-of names and models
a useful research tool
The PTE (Public Transport Executive) concept in UK was an attempt to consolidate many small municipal and private companies. Naturally it failed being top heavy with managers and lacking foresight.
However the PTEs brought together many interesting fleets and a search was on for a standardised design.
128 pp. over 200 photos all B&W
Very Fine condition with dust cover intact
Coach operators used a huge variety of types of vehicle and provided many services.
The book is a very thorough pictorial history of the motor coach, its construction, design and use.
approx 140 pp. over 100 photos all B&W Full index to photos
Very Fine condition with dustcover unmarked
pub 1980 by Marshall Harris Baldwin
The book covers the history from Shillibeer's horse bus to the Routemaster and Daimler Fleetline
The book is a very thorough pictorial history of theLondon bus, its construction, design and use.
148 pp. over 50 photos all B&W Full index
Very Fine condition with dustcover unmarked
pub 1973 by London Transport
First edition 1981
By Alan Townsin, highly respected author of the history of bus marques.
The 1927 Tiger was the single decker version of the revolutionary Titan TD1 of 1927, designed by John Rackham.
The book deals in detail with the development of the Tiger through TS1 to OPS1
Mechanicals, body types and Leyland Motors company history is covered.
100 pages, all B&W colour cover.
Very good condition Slight shelf scuffing, All pages perfect.
A pictorial survey of their car and then major bus body building business from the 20s, with brief history
114 pp approx 80 photos all B&W. pub. 1976 Transport Publishing
hard cover as new condition
144 pp. 300 photos all B&W. pub. Ian Allan 1971 hard covers
Every bus type to operate in London during the LPTB era is shown, with detailed captions.
The buses the trolleybuses, the crews , the wartime measures, the garages all dealt with in fascinating detail
As new condition with dust jacket unmarked.