Kingston Upon Hull Trolleybuses, by Malcolm Wells

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Kingston Upon Hull Trolleybuses, by Malcolm Wells
Kingston Upon Hull Trolleybuses, by Malcolm Wells

Book published by Trolleybooks in 1996, 136 pages. Paperback (N5874PE)

This book is a fascinating and detailed history of Hull's trolleybuses, and details the companies, vehicles and individuals that played a part in the development and operation of the city's trolleybus system. The book is packed wih colour and black and white photographs, as well as several other illustrations, drawings, maps and diagrams.

This is another full British trolleybus system history, which took several years to thoroughly research, write and publish, and it tells the story of Hull's trolleybus system. It reminds us that apart from the 16 famous Coronations delivered with one-manning in mind (and years ahead of their time), there were 100 trolleybuses before them, of the more traditional type, all two-axle, which included Leylands and Crossleys before the War, ubiquitous Sunbeam W utilities during the war and afterwards; and some Sunbeam F4s, ten 7ft. 6in. wide and ten 8ft. 0in. wide, quite attractively bodied by Roe at the end of austerity. The book also details the streamlined livery, white droops and swoops on prussian blue, which was part of the trolleybus story in Hull, from its beginning to its end, as well as the big route numbersand not forgetting Hull's famous level crossings - Hull was particularly plagued with railway level crossings. Latterly, these played havoc with traffic congestion and the running of a bus service to time. But, otherwise, Hull's traffic arteries and the dense housing streets off them were just the sort of environment on which trolleybuses in Britain thrived the best...


The condition of the book is generally good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light nibbling along the edges, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. The left and right hand edges of the book curve gently upwards from where the book has been stored flat on the shelves.
Condition New