Once again, the clippie’s ticket machine whirs and the trolley wires sing as the evocative, new bookazine, On the Buses: Book 8 goes on sale. In this new publication, enthusiasts will get the chance to take a detailed look at the sunshine fleet of Bournemouth Corporation Transport during the 1960s, featuring its extensive trolleybus and motorbus networks.
The 100-page publication also includes a look at the fascinating SHMD Joint Board operation, based on Stalybridge in Tameside, where buses were hooked up at night to pre-warm them for the next day’s service. The full set of three former W Alexander & Sons companies following the 1961 split, are all visited and, two little Derbyshire Peak District independents are discussed as well; Hulley of Baslow and Silver Service.
The remaining ports of call include the Isle of Man, where independent coach operators are recalled and, Northampton Corporation, a fleet whose success reflected that of the burgeoning shoe industry in the town.
Book Eight, the latest in the Colour Files editions series, is on sale now for UK customers at £8.99, and can be ordered direct from the publisher at: shop.kelsey.co.uk