Greyhound Buses: 1914-2000 Photo Archive
When Americans think of buses, the name Greyhound inevitably comes to mind. Avid bus enthusiast and historian, William A. Luke compiles ten dozen fascinating photographs depicting the great variety of buses the company has used from its beginning in 1914 to present. In addition to standard models from the Big Gray Dog’s fleet there are examples of experimental models, unusual types operated at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and the 1940 New York World’s Fair, and timetables and sales brochures
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Greyhound Canada: Its History and Coaches
This 71-page book covers history of greyhound buses in Canada. Inside this lovely history you will find photographs (coloured and B&W), data on fleet numbers, builders, models, seats and pertinent notes on regions where Greyhound has traveled.
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Greyhound in Postcards: Buses, Depots, and Post Houses
A collection of vintage Greyhound Bus postcards portraying the buses, depots and post houses from a variety of regions all across America and Canada. A visual treat for all bus enthusiasts and postcard collectors. As part of Greyhound's objective to establish the nation's largest national intercity bus system, the company began an aggressive campaign to build its own terminals in the 1930s, an era of "art deco" styling. And to better serve the traveling public, Greyhound also began building a network of restaurants and rest stops. The historical Greyhound-related postcards represented here are from various regions of the country and some of them are very rare. Relive the days when traveling by Greyhound was so popular.
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Greyhound Scenic Cruiser
When we deem things iconic, they have naturally become part of history and have earned a permanent status of importance to us. One such object is a particular intercity coach, the Greyhound PD-4501 Scenicruiser bus, built by the GM Corporation during 1954-56. After nearly 60 years, its popularity, even today, is almost cult-like. Throughout the history of intercity coaches in the U.S., there have not been more toys, advertising pieces, souvenirs, or memorabilia centered on any other bus. The Scenicruiser starred in several movies, was featured on record album covers, and appeared on endless TV shows through the years. Starting with prototypes, this book covers all the various models of the Scenicruiser’s heritage, and even highlights many of the restored and still operating legends today.
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Guy Motors: Buses and Coaches
Covering all the motor bus and trolleybus products of Guy Motors, this book recounts the history of an iconic British coachbuilder. It begins with the early origins of Sydney guy's eponymous company, followed by the ubiquitous Arab bus and the eventual absorption of the company into the British Leyland empire. Topics covered include: The origin of Guy Motors and the innovative early designs Expansion during the 1920s and development of trolleybuses Early adoption of diesel engines for use in buses and coaches The rebirth of the Arab during the World War II and evolution into the design that was to be seen everywhere until the 1970s Guy Motors as a developer of air suspension and disc braking for commercial vehicles Fully illustrated with archive material, contemporary marketing materials and new colour photography of preserved Guy buses and coaches
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Highway Buses of the 20th Century: A Photo Gallery
Over 300 photos combine with insightful captions to present a complete history of the intercity, charter, tour and sightseeing bus industry throughout the 20th Century. Each of the 11 chapters provides an overview of each important time period, including the development of styling and paint schemes, comfort, passenger seating, length/width, safety, engines, brakes, tires, transmissions, and the influence of road conditions, Federal regulations, national parks, tourism and entertainment, and international influences. High-quality photos illustrate a vast array of bus manufacturers and bus models, including the models that were used extensively as well as some that were unusual. Represented are many interesting bus companies, their bus routes, and other interesting facts.
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Le Tour Du Monde Des Taxis
A French-language text. During his many trips, Yves Soulabaille has acquired the habit of immortalizing one of his obligatory passages in each country: the taxi. Car brands, colors, decorations, accessories, lamps, as links them between across borders and oceans. Dotted with anecdotes about drivers and their customs , this book draws the reader on the trail of a globe-trotter attentive to the world he is traveling. Pictures taken on the spot, images composed according to the strength of perspectives and colors, portraits posed, the harvest reported is rich and full of humanity. This book is a tribute to an urban and international profession. A traveler's souvenir, not a travel souvenir. Translation: Au cours de ses nombreux voyages, yves soulabaille a pris l'habitude d'immortaliser l'un de ses passages obligés dans chaque pays : le taxi. Marques de voiture, couleurs, décorations, accessoires, lumignons, autant de liens entre eux par-delà les frontières et les océans. Parsemé d'anecdotes sur les chauffeurs, leurs us et coutumes, leurs villes, ce livre entraîne le lecteur sur les traces d'un globe-trotter attentif au monde qu'il parcourt. photos prises sur le vif, images composées selon la force des perspectives et des couleurs, portraits posés, la moisson rapportée est riche et pleine d'humanité. Ce livre est un hommage à une profession urbaine et internationale. un souvenir de voyageur, pas un souvenir de voyage.
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Leyland: Buses in Camera
This is an excellent pictorial history of Leyland Buses with over 250 photographs, and the story of the development of the company from 1907.
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Mercedes Benz V8s: Limousines, Saloons, Sedans; 1963 to Date
This book cover's the history of Mercedes-Benz V8s including: the originals, 3.5, 3.8, 4.5, 5.0, 6.3, 6.9 litre models. Specifications are also found within this book., 3.8 and 5.0 litres
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Motorcoach Milestones
The Twentieth Century was a milestone in itself for transportation history, and buses played a major role in the transformation of America. The Museum of Bus Transportation presents this special book about the buses that made a difference, from the first Mack bus in America, the famous and few double-deckers, postwar sightseeing buses, and the various innovative designs that defined the modern bus. Important models, manufacturers, bus lines, innovative features and designs are featured with captions presenting their contributions to bus history. With this educational timeline through captioned photographs, follow the growth of the bus industry from 1895 through the 20th Century.
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New York City Transit Buses 1945-1975 Photo Archive
New York City has one of the finest and largest transit systems in the country. Beginning with early horse-drawn omnibuses, followed by battery-operated streetcars and electric street railway systems, finally by 1947 most of New York converted to buses. After WWII bus manufacturers including General Motors and Mack developed modern, larger buses to the City of New York's exclusive specifications. This book portrays each of the eleven bus companies (private and city owned) that provided service to patrons from post-WWII era through the late 1970s. A concise history for each company is provided along with route schematics and large format pictures of buses operating in New York City.
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New York Fifth Avenue Coach Co. 1885-1960
The Legendary Fifth Avenue Coach Company were famous for their double-deck buses and for being a leader for public transportation in New York City. They were the first bus company to run gasoline-powered buses and air-conditioning, and were the last company in the U.S. to use double-deckers, which were also the last double-deck buses built in America. Fifth Avenue has always been one of New York's more fashionable boulevards, and its bus line was regarded by many as a peg or two above the city?s other transit operators. The distinguished ?Queen Mary? double-deck buses were to New York as the cable car was to San Francisco. See all the various bus designs from the early horse-drawn omnibuses and buses brought over from England, early Brill?s built on French chassis, the buses that Fifth Ave Coach built in their own garage on 102nd Street using American-made chassis, and the later advancements to Yellow Coaches and GMCs, until the prestigious company finally got overtaken by the city?s own public transportation system.
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Old Look Buses: Yellow Coach and Gm in the ’40s and ’50s
Through vintage color and black and white pictures, William A. Luke portrays not only the various buses in his latest book, but also history about bus companies. The book also has vintage and bus company publicity. A list of buses built is also included.
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Prevost Buses: 1924-2002 Photo Archive
Primarily a Canadian bus builder, Prevost began building buses in 1924 and went on to become the second largest highway style bus builder behind MCI. Prevost also built city buses, private buses and conversion buses. While Prevost built buses for the US market beginning in 1964, they were best known in Canada. Hand selected photos tell the story.
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Rapid Transit Series Buses: General Motors and Beyond
General Motors wanted to revolutionize transit bus design after having success with their New Look Bus through the 1960s. Being protagonists for progress, GM's engineers created a prototype coach that would address all of the New Look's shortcomings. This RTX (Rapid Transit Experimental) was a shock to the transit industry, and it wasn't until 1977 when the better-developed RTS bus became part of the Advanced Design Bus project and was the descendant of GMC's entry in the U.S. DOT's 'Transbus' project. The RTS is notable for its curved body and window panels and has become recognized as a timeless design just like the GM New Look was. In 1987 the RTS patents were sold to Transportation Manufacturing Corporation (TMC) and then they sold the rights to NovaBus in 1994 who left the U.S. market in 2002. However, Millennium Transit Services has since revived the RTS in 2006. Here it is, the only book with the full in-depth history that is also well illustrated with time-period photography and a colour section.
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Routemaster Bus Manual – 1954 onwards (all marks)
The Routemaster bus - instantly recognisable as the classic red double-decker London Transport bus - is a British icon, and a symbol unmistakably associated with London. Now the Routemaster receives the famous Haynes Manual treatment. This book provides a unique perspective on owning, restoring and operating a Routemaster, as well as an insight into the design, development and anatomy of this remarkably resilient machine, which saw continuous service in London for over 45 years.
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Streetcars in the Kootenays: Nelson’s Electric Tramways: 1899 to 1992
Born at the turn of the century out of the promise of rich mineral discoveries, one of the smallest street railways in the British Empire once operated in Nelson, British Columbia. Its streetcars carried passengers up one of the steepest grades of any Canadian system, grades which led to some spectacular accidents. Streetcars in the Kootenays recounts the eventful history of the Nelson Electric Tramway Company. It is also the story of a few dedicated volunteers who began restoring the systems only surviving streetcar, which returned to operation along the Kootenay Lake in 1992.
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Stretch Limousines: 1928-2001 Photo Archive
Beginning with the 1928 Big Band buses, actually the first stretch limos, this book shows the development of the stretch limo through its various configurations up to the present day. Following the Big Band buses came the airporter shuttle limos from the 30s to 60s. In 1963 the luxury commercial stretches were introduced. Finally the party/bar/VIP stretches came on the scene. This books features both commercial and one-off stretches and even includes the 2001 Presidential limo built for President George W. Bush.
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The American Taxi: A Century of Service
The American Taxi has been providing a vital public service for 100 years! Enjoy the Taxi experience through photographs and the history of famous taxi marques, such as Yellow, General, Checker, DeSoto, Packard, Plymouth, Ford, & Studebaker - many minor makes are also represented with forgotten names like Rockwell, Murphy, Oakland, Huppmobile and Stearns Knight. Oddball experiments, unusual taxis, lights, meters, and taxi memorabilia are highlighted. A walk through time illustrates the effect of regulations on taxis and how that led to technical advances and body changes.
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The Leyland National
It is now three-and-a-half decades since the first Leyland National single-deck bus took to our roads. It was the ideal bus for the era concerned, and it therefore came to dominate the British market place. With its distinctive form being seen from Cornwall to the Northern half of Scotland, it formed the service bus backbone of many great fleets. Although developed jointly by Leyland and the National Bus Company, primarily for the NBC's own use, it found many other buyers amongst the major operators, particularly in its later forms. After the de-regulation of the bus industry in the 1980s, many Leyland Nationals became surplus to requirements, and they were sold to numerous independent operators where they were soon used to run in competition with their former owners. It is only since the start of the new century that the National has ceased to be an everyday sight on our streets.It's varied and colourful history is illustrated in this pictorial tribute to the marque, being captured by the camera in a range of hues from the original Poppy Red or Leaf Green, to bright pink and multi-coloured versions. The fleets pictured vary from great undertakings like Crossville, Midland Red and United, to the smallest of independent operators.
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Trailways Buses 1936-2001 Photo Archive
This exciting history portrays the powerful history of the Trailways bus organization, one of the largest systems of independent motorcoach operators in the world. Trailways has been in existence for some 64 years and is still running strong today, specifically in the South, East, and Pacific Northwest. Today there are over 2,500 coaches operating in the Trailway system serving 500 destinations in 27 states, as well as Canada and Mexico. Now through these historic photographs, bus and transportation enthusiasts can experience the enormous variety of bus makes and models used by the company, as well as many interesting and unusual designs. Well-known bus enthusiast and historian, William A. Luke, has put together this exciting collection of photos that no bus lover should be without.
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Traveling With Greyhound: On the Road for 100 Years
Bringing Americans together by bus for 100 years, Greyhound is one of the top iconic names of the Twentieth Century with their running dog logo. It all started with Carl Wickman and partners when they offered a fare of 15 cents one way or 25 cents round-trip between Alice and Hibbing Minnesota, in a large Hupmobile -which was a hit amongst the iron mine workers. The business quickly prospered and eventually became the empire that it is today. Greyhound's goal of providing city to city service helped lead the country in bus travel, allowing the public a chance to sight-see coast-to-coast and border-to-border, visit far-away loved ones, or escape to vaster lands with greener pastures. By expanding bus lines, building bus depots and Post Houses, and with outstanding promotional efforts, Greyhound pioneered an industry. As the full story of the Greyhound company unfolds, the book is illustrated with wonderful old bus photos, artistic ads and timetables that depict a more fanciful era (one that made riding on a Greyhound romantic) and then takes a journey through the eras that follow (like the one with the famous Scenicruiser) and into today's modern buses.
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Trolley Buses 1913-2001 Photo Archive
Trolley buses first began operation in the United States around the turn of the century. Today, five cities in the U.S. and two in Canada use these mass-transit vehicles. This collection depicts a variety of the trolley buses from dozens of the 72 cities that have operated them over the last century. Each photo is accompanied by a descriptive caption detailing the vehicles manufacturer and technical specifications.
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