Alexanders' Buses 1961 Volume 2 (Transport Treasury)

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The second of two photographic albums which present a selection of images showing 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 2 the photographs featured were taken between 27th August and the 26th November 1961. The author, Henry Conn, begins with an introduction comprised of stories and headlines from around the world, which made the headlines in the UK over the same period of time. The pictures presented in this volume are generally shown in 1-per-page format and are in chronological order. The views show Kirkintilloch, then Kilsyth, Larbert, Leven, St Andrews, Dundee, Falkirk, Perth, back to Larbert, Stirling, Bannockburn, then Lochgelly, with the final views taken in Cowdenbeath. All the images are previously unpublished photographs from the Transport Treasury Collection.

82 black & white photographs. Hardback. 80 pages.

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