Alexanders' Buses 1961 Volume 1 (Transport Treasury)

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The first of two photographic albums featuring buses and coaches from W. Alexander & Sons. At the start of 1961 Alexanders was the major bus operator in Scotland, but the decision was made to split the company up. Therefore, on 15 May 1961 three new, smaller, companies were formed: W. Alexander & Sons (Midland) which had around 950 vehicles, based at Falkirk; W. Alexander & Sons (Fife) who had approximately 500 vehicles and was based at Kirkcaldy; and W. Alexander & Sons (Northern) operating around 450 vehicles and based in Aberdeen.

In Alexanders’ Buses 1961 Volume 1 an introduction comprising of stories and headlines around the world, which made the headlines in the UK between 1st April and 13th August 1961, is followed by photographs taken over the same period. All the images are previously unpublished photographs from the Transport Treasury Collection.

The views featured in this volume are generally shown in 1-per-page format and are in chronological order starting with Aberdeen in April then after the split on 15 May 1961, views taken in Edinburgh, Larbert, Falkirk, Kirkcaldy, back to Edinburgh, Larbert, back to Falkirk, Bannockburn, Stirling and then Edinburgh, including views at Easter Road.

82 black & white photographs. Hardback. 80 pages.

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