British Trolleybus Systems - London and South-East England (Hardback)
An Historic Overview
Although there had been experiments with the use of a new form of transport - the ‘trackless tram’ (better known as the trolleybus) - during the first decade of the 20th century, it was in June 1911 that Bradford and Leeds became the country’s pioneering operators of trolleybuses. There had been earlier experimental users – in places like Hove and London – and as the tide turned against the tram in many towns and cities, the trolleybus became a popular alternative with London becoming, for a period, the world’s largest operator of trolleybuses. This volume – one of four that examines the history of all trolleybus operators in the British Isles focuses on London and the other systems of south-east England.
This is one of four volumes covering the history of British Trolleybus systems. This book looks at the networks in Yorkshire. Bradford and Leeds were the pioneering systems in the country and, more than six decades later, it was Bradford that was to the final bastion of this once important form of transport. The author is an authority on tram and trolleybus systems, with a series of books already published on the history of British and Irish tram networks. This volume covers the history and background surrounding the networks looking at the reasons why they were opened and why they eventually…By Peter Waller
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