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Golden age of buses

£4.99

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Mechanical road transport in the British Isles was overshadowed in its infancy by the well established and powerful steam railways industry. The slow process of development of steam traction on roads was held back artificially by legislation enacted on behalf of the railways and it was not until the end of the nineteenth century that this situation began to alter in favour of road transport. Charles Klapper, an acknowledged expert in the field, tell the story of these early struggles for survival, and the eventual prosperity of the industry, concentrating on the British Electric Traction and Tilling groups which for many years dominated the operation of British buses. Besides United Automobile Services and the National Omnibus and Transport Co., the author goes into ramifications of the British Automobile Traction Company, and the companies which we hybrids between the BET, and Tilling groups. Also considered are the activities of the railway companies and municipalities, the role of the small provincial operators, and the expansion of the industry into a national concern playing a major part in the transport system of today.

Item details

Author(s):
Charles F. Klapper
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0710089619
ISBN-13:
9780710089618
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Routledge and Kegan Paul

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Mechanical road transport in the British Isles was overshadowed in its infancy by the well established and powerful steam railways industry. The slow process of development of steam traction on roads was held back artificially by legislation enacted on behalf of the railways and it was not until the end of the nineteenth century that this situation began to alter in favour of road transport. Charles Klapper, an acknowledged expert in the field, tell the story of these early struggles for survival, and the eventual prosperity of the industry, concentrating on the British Electric Traction and Tilling groups which for many years dominated the operation of British buses. Besides United Automobile Services and the National Omnibus and Transport Co., the author goes into ramifications of the British Automobile Traction Company, and the companies which we hybrids between the BET, and Tilling groups. Also considered are the activities of the railway companies and municipalities, the role of the small provincial operators, and the expansion of the industry into a national concern playing a major part in the transport system of today.

Author(s):
Charles F. Klapper
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0710089619
ISBN-13:
9780710089618
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Routledge and Kegan Paul

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