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A History of the Leyland Bus
A beautifully illustrated history of the Leyland bus, one of the most important British buses of the twentieth century. With full production histories and technical specificatiions for all the major models, A History of the Leyland Bus also includes the evolution of the Leyland Bus company, and tells the full story behind the iconic Leyland badge.
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A-Z of British Trolleybuses
In the last century, the trolleybus developed into a successful provider of public transport in many towns around Britain. Part streetcar, part bus, the trolleybus is unique in its speed and acceleration dwarf regular buses. Plus, it's quiet and fume-free, and consumed home-produced electricity generated using coal. There have been books about trolleybuses in the last several years, but few of them have tackled the subject from the vehicle manufacturers' angle. A-Z of British Trolleybuses describes each manufacturer and their products, and shows what happened to these vehicles throughout their lives.
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American Buses, Greyhound, Trailways and Urban Transportation
David Jacobs Softcover 120 pages Out of Print. New old stock.
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Buses of ACF Photo Archive: Including ACF-Brill and CCF-Brill
American car and Foundry (ACF), a pioneer transportation manufacturer, came into existence in 1899 as a result of the merger of 13 railroad-manufacturing companies. After a complicated transaction in the mid-20s, ACF had control of the Brill Corporation, Hall-Scott Motor Company, and Fageol Motors Company. ACF and ACF-Brill buses had an important place in the history of bus transportation in the United States, and CCF-Brill had a prominent role in Canadian bus Transportation history.
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Buses of Motor Coach Industries: 1932-2000 Photo Archive
This is the first and only book to cover Motor Coach Industries, one of the largest producers of motor coaches today. The company got started manufacturing buses in the mid-1930s, and has been the primary supplier of buses to Greyhound as well as many intercity bus operators ever since. Motor Coach has even exported to South Africa, Australia, Taiwan, and South America. Also get a look at the newest luxury models from Motor Coach. A rare find for bus enthusiasts!
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Buses of Western Flyer and New Flyer Industries Photo Archive
Western Flyer Auto & Truck Body Works began producing buses in 1930 and through a number of name-changes continues today as New Flyer Industries. Because they served Canada and much of North America, the buses were built to stand up to the harsh winter climates they had to work in. This revered bus builder has become one of the dominant players in the transit bus manufacturing industry in North America, and a leader in hybrid bus manufacturing in the U.S. and Canada. New Flyer has been named as one of Canada's most earth-friendly employers for 2008. This book commemorates 80 years of these sturdy and attractive buses and trolley buses, and the companies that ran them, through vintage black and white photography along with a color section.
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Checker Cab Photo History
Checker Cab--an internationally recognized icon that still inspires fierce brand loyalty. Even today, 20 years after production ended, the Checker Cab is still a familiar part of the American urban landscape. Author James Hinckley has unraveled the often conflicting stories about the Checker Cab Manufacturing Co. to present the first complete history of this fascinating company and its legendary cabs.
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City Transit Buses of the 20th Century: A Photo Gallery
Packed with high quality black and white photographs, this feast for bus aficionados features the city transit buses that operated throughout the 20th century. Over 300 heavily captioned photos provide a wealth of information on city transit buses, the companies that built them and the companies that operated them. As well as providing a fascinating look at the wide range of transit buses built and operated in the 20th century, the authors explore the forces at work in the bus industry that brought about the vast improvements made in transit systems and bus design. Bus and transit enthusiasts will come back to this book over and over.
Classic American Limousines 1955-2000 Photo Archive
Whether you've never been in a limo, or even if a limo takes you to work each day, you will be fascinated by this comprehensive history. High-quality photos of American limousines take you on a luxurious tour from the development of the limousine in the 1950s to today. In days past, the limousine belonged only to the elite, the wealthy, and the dead on their way to the cemetery. Now anyone with a little extra spending cash can rent one and be the mystery rider behind the tinted glass. Includes Cadillac, Lincoln and Chrysler limousines, as well as Secret Service and Presidential limos. A great buy for professional car buffs, auto lovers, and anyone fascinated by this luxurious mode of transportation and the people who use it.
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Crown Coach Corp.: School Buses, Fire Trucks and Custom Coaches
Donald Martin Brockway founded the Crown Carriage Company in 1904, the same year that Henry Ford started Ford. With no engineering department at this time, Brockway would draw the outlines of the vehicles in the dirt on the production floor as they were conceived. This informative story of Crown's various endeavors from 1900s horse-drawn wagons through early 1990s alternative fueled buses is chronicled here and highlighted with vintage photographs and factory memorabilia including advertising items, coach emblems, and production statistics. Not left out are custom built coaches like Lockheed's mobile missile tacking station, Art Linkletter mobile video coaches, and the first air conditioned tour coach in Hawaii. The company built one of the largest fleets of fire trucks in the nation for the Los Angeles City and County fire departments and other agencies, and sent high quality custom built vehicles as far away as places like Juneau, Alaska, South America and the Middle East.
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East Kent Road Car Company Ltd: A Century of Service, 1916-2016
East Kent Road Car Company Ltd - A Century of Service, 1916-2016, celebrates one hundred years of a bus operation that is still very much recognizable for its origins. Unlike so many proud names that have disappeared in recent times, the old identity of East Kent Road Car Co Ltd is still carried as the legal lettering on the Stagecoach-owned buses operating in the area today. This book takes the reader on a journey through those one hundred years. It covers the initial developments of the 1920s and 30s, the challenges of World War II, the halcyon days of the 1950s and the descent into the economic struggles of the 1960s. Nationalization and an eventual move back into the private sector are also covered, finishing with a description of the innovative approach to new services developed by the local Stagecoach management today. With over two hundred illustrations, both black and white and colour, many previously unpublished, this book provides a wide-ranging historical and pictorial record of the buses, artefacts and operations of the East Kent Road Car Company.
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Fageol & Twin Coach Buses: 1922-1956 Photo Archive
An innovator in the bus business, Fageol was the first company to build a bus from the ground up, and it was called the Safety Coach. Later in 1927 the Fageol brothers sold out and began Twin Coach. They then built the Model 40 Twin Coach - a twin engine city bus that began the city bus business. This bus operated for up to 20 years in many cities - a rarity at the time. In 1960 Twin Coach was bought by Flxible. Period photos, with detailed captions, tell the story of these buses. This is a book bus enthusiasts won't want to miss.
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Flxible Intercity Buses 1924-1970 Photo Archive
Hugo Young founded the Flxible Side Car Company in 1913 in Loudonville, Ohio. In the early 1920s. the mass production of automobiles lowered their cost to the point where sidecar-equipped motorcycles could no longer compete. The Flxible Company uses this challenge as an opportunity to enter the bus-building business. The first Flxible bus was built in 1924, and was among only a few Flxibles built in the 1920s.
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Flxible Transit Buses: 1953-1995 Photo Archive
Flxible has been manufacturing buses since 1924 and was one of GM's top competitors when it came to bus manufacturing. They even came out with a Flxible New Look Bus that rivaled the ever-popular General Motors New Look Bus. Bus enthusiasts and history buffs have been waiting for this book - this if the first of its kind!
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GM Intercity Coaches 1944-1980 Photo Archive
During 1943, General Motors purchased the minority interest in Yellow Truck & Coach Manufacturing Co., and effective October 1, 1943, Yellow became a division of GM under the name GM Truck & Coach Division. It is the coaches of his latter company that are discussed in this book. The fist GM buses were built in 1943 when the War Production Board (WPB) authorized production of 1,340 transit buses.
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Go the Greyhound Way: The Romance of the Road
Profusely illustrated with period advertisements, travel brochures, post cards, and archival photographs of depots and buses, this history of the Greyhound Bus Lines offers a unique journey through Americas physical and cultural landscape. Readers can accept this invitation from Greyhound: There is a graceful Greyhound coach waiting to carry you over Roads of Romance. Adventure seems to lurk around every corner as you speed along in the sturdy, blue and white Greyhound bus. All the color and romance, all the scenic and historic interest of this American Wonderland are yours to enjoy when you go the Greyhound way.