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Bradford Trolleybuses: The Early Years & Jubilee Celebration

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SKU KB0188
ISBN: 9781802823486

Bradford Trolleybuses: The Early Years and Jubilee Celebrations

Bradford trolleybuses were the first and the last of their kind in the UK – introduced into service in 1911 and removed from duty in 1972. Bradford city centre is located in a bowl; it is surrounded by high hills and has just one flat route road out of the city centre along Canal Road. The operating environment for trolleybuses in Bradford was a perfect enabling quiet passenger transport that soared up the hills and away from the city.

This book focuses on the 50th anniversary year of 1961, and the 19 variations of trolleybuses in use in that year, together with a fleet history from 1934 (many 1934 chassis were still working in 1961). It discusses the secondhand trolleybuses Bradford bought after 1951 and the extensive rebuilding and rebodying programmes that ran from 1944. The changes in livery are fully explained and illustrated, with a look at the fleet bought new and those bought from other operators. The depot structure and service vehicles used to maintain the network are also included. Finally, the route history and development from 1911 is fully detailed.

With more than 180 images, this book, the first of two volumes on Bradford trolleybuses, showcases this mode of transport at work on different routes around the city.

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ISBN: 978 1 80282 348 6

Price: £15.99

Series: Britain’s Buses Series, vol 11

Format: Paperback, 96 pages

Author: Stuart Emmett