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Northampton's Trams and Buses (Hardback)

A Journey Through Time

Colour Books Photographic Books Transport World History > UK & Ireland

By David Beddall
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781526780966
Published: 12th September 2023


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Northampton, the county town of Northamptonshire, is rich in transport history. 1880 saw several tram routes commence operation within the Northampton Borough, being operated by the Northampton Street Tramway Company. After this, public transport in the town began to develop. The tram network being electrified in 1901. The 1910s saw a number of independent bus operators begin to link Northampton with the surrounding villages, introducing motor bus operation into the town. Over the years, Northampton has been home to numerous independent bus and coach operators. Two major operators also served the town, Northampton Corporation Transport (later Northampton Transport and First Northampton) and United Counties / Stagecoach Midlands.

Northampton’s Trams and Buses explores the development of the tram network within Northampton, as well as exploring how bus services in the Northampton, Wootton, Hardingstone and Moulton areas of Northamptonshire have developed from the early 1900s to 2021.

As featured in

Buses Magazine - February 2024 Issue 827

"A good book..."

Tramfare - Tramway and Light Railway Society - Issue 335, November - December 2023

About David Beddall

David Beddall is a life-long bus enthusiast, who from the age of seven has pursued his interest in the subject. He initially took an interest in his local bus services in the Bedford area, but later expanded his interests to Northamptonshire and later still the whole of the country. London’s Dart and Dart SLF is his latest book for Pen and Sword, in this volume he has researched the history of this iconic single-decker. David Beddall lives with his family in Northamptonshire, where he continues to pursue his bus interests.

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