Buses and Trams of Bath, by Steve Chislett

Buses and Trams of Bath, by Steve Chislett

Book published by Millstream in 1986, 96 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6874CHX1)

This book provides a fascinating pictorial history of the various types of tram and bus services used in Bath and its immediate environs up to the arrival of Badgerline. Because of Bath's unique position (being a major tourist centre surrounded by hills), it has seen many different types of public road transport systems over the years, and all aspects of these are examined in detail with over 100 photographs.

From the stagecoach era, Steve Chislett passes on to the days of horse-drawn trams and later the intricate arrangements involved in setting up Bath Electric Tramways. The core of the book covers all types of motorised buses, both single- and double-deckers. Further sections cover coaches (including the unfortunately-named Green Torpedo Motor Cars and the charabanc tours of the early 20th century), open-top tourist buses, training vehicles, unusual visitors and an interesting survey of accidents and recovery vehicles.

The condition of the book is generally very good. The dust jacket has one or two minor scuffs, but the spine is tight and intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is some light bubbling to the inside pages.