British Buses 1967British Buses 1967



Indeed, it could be said that Britain finally ceased to be a major world power in 1967, with most British troops being ... I was far more interested in continuing my hobby of pursuing buses, coaches, trolleybuses and railway locomotives ...

Author: Jim Blake

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473827172

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Page: 161

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This book looks at an important turning point in the history of the bus industry in Britain. 1967 was the penultimate year to the end of an era, when private and semi-nationalized company's operated the bus networks in this country.??After 1967 the network was never the same again, with the formation of the National Bus Company in 1968.??The NBC was a very bland organization compared to the colourful bus companies that had existed before nationalization, and many small municipal fleets amalgamated to form Passenger Transport Executives.??This comprehensive volume covers a large number of the bus companies throughout the country in 1967 and also has a good readable narrative describing Jim Blake's journeys travelling on these services across Britain.

British Buses in ColourBritish Buses in Colour



book concentrates on buses rather than coaches, and looks particularly at the major operators who tended to buy the vast proportion of new buses and therefore influenced the shape and size of the market and the viability of Britain's ...

Author: Gavin Booth

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445694603

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Page: 96

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An all-colour illustrated book that tells the story of the buses that served Britain between 1950 and 1986.

British Buses and Coaches in the 1960sBritish Buses and Coaches in the 1960s



im companies nationalised Blake was and by born many Clement at the bus Attlee's end companies of 1947, Labour – just ... interest in railways, in particular the myriad steam engines still running on Britain's railways in those days.

Author: Jim Blake

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781473867840

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Page: 194

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British Buses and Coaches in the 1960s, is an overview of the bus and coach scene during a decade of great social and economic change in Britain's history. This volume looks at the interesting and varied number of bus and coach operators that still existed, before and just after the formation of the National Bus Company in 1968. Jim Blake has compiled an interesting collection of material from his extensive collection of negatives taken during that time, which give a flavour of how things were at that time of great change.

British Buses Coaches in the 1960sBritish Buses Coaches in the 1960s



Thus from a very early age, Jim developed an equal interest in buses and trolleybuses to that in railways, ... by coincidence adjacent to the former Festival of Britain site, and travelled to and from work on bus routes 171 or 172, ...

Author: Jim Blake

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781473867833

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Page: 192

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British Buses and Coaches in the 1960s, is an overview of the bus and coach scene during a decade of great social and economic change in Britain's history. This volume looks at the interesting and varied number of bus and coach operators that still existed, before and just after the formation of the National Bus Company in 1968. Jim Blake has compiled an interesting collection of material from his extensive collection of negatives taken during that time, which give a flavour of how things were at that time of great change.

Route Branding and Special Liveries on British BusesRoute Branding and Special Liveries on British Buses



ROUTE BRANDING AND SPECIAL LIVERIES ON BRITISH BUSES RICHARD WALTER Monks Cross Shops 59 ELLE PornHAEL WALET ETNIESNE YOELE PARK & RIDE Y.J70 ETE ROUTE BRANDING AND SPECIAL LIVERIES ON BRITISH BUSES RICHARD WALTER. Front Cover.

Author: Richard Walter

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445696447

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Page: 96

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Showcases rare and previously unseen photographs documenting this unique part of the British bus scene.

British Buses and Coaches in the Late 1970sBritish Buses and Coaches in the Late 1970s



Stephen Dowle. - - - - - - - - - BRITISH BUSES AND COACHES IN THE LATE 1970s STEP H E N DO WLE BRITISH BUSES AND COACHES IN THE LATE 1970s STEPHEN DOWLE. Front Cover.

Author: Stephen Dowle

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445681368

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Page: 96

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Stephen Dowle offers up a terrific selection of previously unpublished photographs documenting the British bus and coach scene of the late 1970s.

British Municipal Buses in PortugalBritish Municipal Buses in Portugal



The Smaller Municipal Operators of British Buses D. Aveiro Aveiro, with a population of over 75,000, is known as 'the Portuguese Venice' due to its system of canals and boats, similar to the Italian city. Located on the Atlantic coast ...

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445692647

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Page: 128

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A wonderful selection of photographs documenting the British buses in both Lisbon and Portugal as a whole.

British Built Buses Abroad in the 1980sBritish Built Buses Abroad in the 1980s



with the Public Transport Association (PTA) and the Education Department on the island of Malta. However, one of the most unusual congregation of second-hand British buses was that of the local operator in the Portuguese colony of Macau ...

Author: Mike Rhodes

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445690216

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Page: 96

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Previously unpublished images of British buses in Canada, Macau, India South Africa, Portugal and Hong Kong.

British Independent Bus and Coach OperatorsBritish Independent Bus and Coach Operators



his is the fifth in my series of photographic albums of British buses and coaches in the 1960s, and probably features the most diverse collection of pictures of different types of vehicles of all of them. This is because it deals with ...

Author: Jim Blake

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781473857179

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Page: 176

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During the 1960s, a large number of independent bus and coach fleets existed, which varied enormously in size and scope of operation. They ranged from major operators such as Barton Transport (Nottinghamshire); Lancashire United and West Riding who operated stage carriage services as well as coach fleets; or Wallace Arnold Tours of Leeds, a major coach touring company in Britain and Continental Europe; to small operators who possessed just a handful of vehicles. The latter were sometimes involved only in private hire work, for such things as outings to sporting events or theaters, school or industrial contracts or often a combination of both. Smaller operators were based throughout the country, sometimes in tiny villages but also in the heart of large cities. Often the smaller operators bought redundant buses and coaches from major operators, whether BET, BTC (Tilling) or municipal concerns, or London Transport. Many got bargains from the latter, with surplus RT and RTL double-deckers sold following the disastrous bus strike and service cuts of 1958. Conversely, redundant vehicles bought by independent fleets often brought types that came from as far away as Scotland to London and the south east. In the 1960s, the oldest buses and coaches with independent fleets were those employed on school or industrial contracts. These were not subject to the rigorous tests governing those carrying fare-paying passengers, so could be kept going until they were literally falling apart! These were known as ‘non-PSVs’, i.e. non-public service vehicles. On the other hand, some very small independent fleets, often with the title ‘Luxury Coaches’, took great pride in their fleets. They would purchase new coaches every two or three years and keep them in immaculate condition. The net result was that British independent bus and coach operators in the 1960s had a fascinating variety of chassis and body makes and styles, as well as liveries. This book shows many of these as they were between fifty and sixty years ago.

Trams and Buses on StampsTrams and Buses on Stamps



Lisbon had a long history of using British buses, usually AECs with Weymann bodies also from the UK but mirror images for continental rulesof-the-road. This FDC from 1995 marks the century of electric transport in Portugal and provides ...

Author: Howard Piltz

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781473871960

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Page: 120

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In this, the fourth edition of the Transport Philately series the author looks at the treatment of transport using roads rather than rail or air. There have been some particularly attractive and colorful issues of stamps over the years ranging from a trio of beautifully presented illustrations of Israel’s early buses to the well-known issue of double-deck buses produced by the Royal Mail in 2001, and who incidentally have seen the commercial opportunity by accompanying many issues with other paraphernalia, including a gentleman’s tie featuring many of the bus illustrations. A well-known colleague in the Public Transport world still wears his! Buses certainly are not as popular in the world of stamps as possibly aviation or wild-life, and trolleybuses even less so but the author has succeeded in finding a few, some of which are illustrated. Tramways, on the other hand, are a blessing to any collector with selections many and varied, some featuring trams from the beginning of the 20th century for their heritage interest to others providing an outlet of national or local pride at the inauguration of today’s systems in developed and developing countries across the world. Never a year goes by without a new issue appearing somewhere in the world and the author likes to keep an eye on several sources of information including regular publications from the renowned Stanley Gibbons organisation, the fount of all knowledge concerning philately, as well as other equally valuable contemporary publishers. Then there are regular stamp fairs held throughout the UK and the world where dealers compete for your business, and at some of the bigger occasions – the postal authorities themselves. On your computer are the various internet sites and auction platforms where there can often be some real surprises and bargains to be found.