British Trolleybus Systems: Yorkshire: An Historic Overview (Pen & Sword)

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This fourth volume by Peter Waller looking at the history of British trolleybus systems covers the networks in Yorkshire. Includes the extensive systems in Bradford and Leeds that were notable pioneering systems in the country and, more than six decades later, it was Bradford that was to be the final bastion of this once important form of transport.

Includes a general introduction to the extent of trolleybus operations in Yorkshire, before looking at each system in detail. Contains details of the history and background surrounding each network and discusses the reasons why they were opened and why they eventually closed down. Also includes maps, route details and information about the trolleybuses themselves. Covers the following systems:

  • Bradford
  • Doncaster
  • Halifax
  • Huddersfield
  • Keighley
  • Kingston-Upon-Hull
  • Leeds
  • Mexborough & Swinton
  • Rotherham
  • Teesside
  • York

British Trolleybus Systems – Yorkshire: An Historic Overview also includes a chapter looking at the short-lived project undertaken by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive to return trolleybuses to the streets of South Yorkshire in the mid-1980s.

Well illustrated, mainly with archive black & white material but with some more recent colour photographs also included. 142 pages. Hardback.

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