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THE SUPER PRESTIGE SERIES NO. 26 Portsmouth Corporation Transport ISBN 9781905304479

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THE SUPER PRESTIGE SERIES NO. 26 Portsmouth Corporation Transport ISBN 9781905304479

by: Bob Rowe

The City of Portsmouth has a long and proud history, and for nearly 90 years the Transport Department owned by the City enjoyed a similar distinguished history and the City of Portsmouth Passenger Transport Department is the subject of Bob Rowe's latest narrative. Like many municipal organisations elsewhere in the country, it progressed through operation of horse trams, electric trams, trolleybuses and motorbuses, during this time, the latter fleet having a marked preference for Leyland vehicles, although wartime deliveries brought more variety with Daimlers and Bedfords. Perhaps even more interesting were post-war deliveries of Crossleys with locally built bodies. The trolleybus fleet was at one time the second largest in the south of England (outside of London). A co-ordination agreement with Southdown Motor Services added more diversity to the local scene and was only brought to an end with deregulation in 1986. 144 pages, including 16 in colour, several maps, tram, trolleybus and motorbus fleet lists.

Paperback:

144 pages

Publisher: Venture Publications