Belfast Trolleybuses

In 1959, it was decided that all the East Belfast trolleybus routes would be withdrawn in 1963, so although 1958 was'thebeginning ofthe end', there were anotherfiveyears of stabilitybefore theEastBelfast routes were removed in1963.

Belfast Trolleybuses


A Z of British Trolleybuses

Only one new system opened during the conflict, this being at Cardiff in 1942, where ten new AEC sixwheelers entered service, although there was considerable expansion of the Belfast trolleybus system in the early war years, ...

A Z of British Trolleybuses

In the last century, the trolleybus developed into a successful provider of public transport in many towns and cities around Britain. It is often described as being part tram and part motorbus. The trolleybus was a fast vehicle whose acceleration from rest was far superior to that of any motorbus. Added to this it was quiet and fume-free, and consumed home-produced electricity generated using coal. During the last twenty years, there have been many books about trolleybuses published, but hardly any of these has tackled the subject from the vehicle manufacturers' angle, instead concentrating on individual trolleybus systems. This volume is, therefore, a summary of the British trolleybus, describing each manufacturer and its products, and then showing what happened to these vehicles throughout their life. It contains an alphabetical listing of all the manufacturers, detailing company history and trolleybus types produced including production totals. A second alphabetical company-by-company listing gives full details of every trolleybus built for British use, including data such as chassis number and any subsequent significant changes. As far as possible it is all presented in a non-technical way. This complete guide to the types of British trolleybuses produced, how many and their operational history is superbly illustrated with over 300 photographs, many in colour.

Trams and Trolleybuses

It was decided not to extend the trolleybus system, already the largest in the world, but to use new diesel buses to phase out the trams in a two‐year programme. ... A post‐war Sheffield tram and a Belfast trolleybus from the.

Trams and Trolleybuses

From the horse-drawn trams of the nineteenth century to the larger electric models of the early twentieth, this reliable form of public transport revolutionised town travel by making it affordable enough for working people to use. From the 1930s, the rise of the trolleybus, which also picked up power from overhead cables but ran without expensive tracks, looked set to supersede the tram – but ultimately, by the 1950s, both fell victim to motor buses and private cars. However, since the 1980s the environmental benefits of light rail have encouraged a growing comeback for trams on our crowded and polluted city streets. Using beautiful contemporary photographs, this is the fascinating story of the rise, fall and revival of this everyday, yet sometimes controversial, mode of urban transport.

Lost Tramways of Ireland Belfast

The post - war years If war had not intervened the Belfast system would have been converted to bus or trolleybus operation by 1945 ; delays in the delivery of new trolleybuses meant , however , that much of the system - particularly ...

Lost Tramways of Ireland   Belfast

The first volume in the 'Lost Tramways of Ireland' series features the history of the Belfast system, including its origins as a horse tramway in the 1870s, its conversion to electric traction in the early 20th century, its role in two World Wars, the conversion of the network to bus and trolleybus operation from the late 1940s and the system's eventual demise in 1954. Amongst the locations featured are Glengormley, Greencastle and Bloomfield as well as York Road and Queen's Quay railway stations.

Defunct Trolleybus Systems by City

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Defunct Trolleybus Systems by City

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Fribourg-Farvagny trolleybus system, Trolleybuses in Adelaide, Trolleybuses in Ashton-under-Lyne, Trolleybuses in Atlanta, Trolleybuses in Baku, Trolleybuses in Belfast, Trolleybuses in Birmingham, Trolleybuses in Bournemouth, Trolleybuses in Bradford, Trolleybuses in Brighton, Trolleybuses in Brisbane, Trolleybuses in Cape Town, Trolleybuses in Cardiff, Trolleybuses in Cleethorpes, Trolleybuses in Darlington, Trolleybuses in Derby, Trolleybuses in Doncaster, Trolleybuses in Drammen, Trolleybuses in Durban, Trolleybuses in Edmonton, Trolleybuses in Ganja, Azerbaijan, Trolleybuses in George Town, Penang, Trolleybuses in Glasgow, Trolleybuses in Grimsby, Trolleybuses in Hartlepool, Trolleybuses in Hastings, Trolleybuses in Hobart, Trolleybuses in Huddersfield, Trolleybuses in Ipswich, Trolleybuses in Izmir, Trolleybuses in Johannesburg, Trolleybuses in Kathmandu, Trolleybuses in Kingston upon Hull, Trolleybuses in Launceston, Tasmania, Trolleybuses in Leeds, Trolleybuses in London, Trolleybuses in Maidstone, Trolleybuses in Manchester, Trolleybuses in Mingachevir, Trolleybuses in Nakhchivan (city), Trolleybuses in Newcastle upon Tyne, Trolleybuses in Nottingham, Trolleybuses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, Trolleybuses in Oldham, Trolleybuses in Oslo, Trolleybuses in Perth, Western Australia, Trolleybuses in Portsmouth, Trolleybuses in Pretoria, Trolleybuses in Ramsbottom, Trolleybuses in Reading, Trolleybuses in Rotherham, Trolleybuses in Singapore, Trolleybuses in Southend-on-Sea, Trolleybuses in South Lancashire, Trolleybuses in South Shields, Trolleybuses in Stavanger, Trolleybuses in St Helens, Trolleybuses in Sumqayit, Trolleybuses in Sydney, Trolleybuses in Teesside, Trolleybuses in Walsall, Trolleybuses in Warsaw, Trolleybuses in Wolverhampton. Excerpt: The Fribourg-Farvagny trolleybus system (French: )...

Birmingham Buses After Withdrawal

Also by the Author for Amberley Books: Across Birmingham on the 29A Belfast Trolleybuses Birmingham Before the Electric Tram Birmingham City Transport Coventry Buses 1914–1946 Coventry Buses 1948–1974 Leicester Buses Midland Red ...

Birmingham Buses After Withdrawal

David Harvey explores, with the help of illustrations, what happened to Birmingham buses after withdrawal from service.

Transport World

Newcastle Trolleybus Orders The revenue of the British Electric Newcastle - on - Tyne City Council has Traction Co. ... Midland " Red " Savings New Belfast Trolleybus Service The total number of National Savings A new trolleybus service ...

Transport World


Trams and Trolleybuses in Doncaster

The short body (not a pun on the body builders, Shorts of Belfast!) had four less seats than the contemporary six-wheel trolleybuses and passengers had to scale an external stairway at the rear. Charles Hall collection Because of the ...

Trams and Trolleybuses in Doncaster

Trams and Trolleybuses in Doncaster' is the first book in the new series 'Transport Through The Ages', brought to you by Wharncliffe Books. This delightful book traces the nostalgic journey of the trams, as a centenary history.In Doncaster, on June 2nd 1902, two major events took place; the peace agreement marking the end of the Boer War was celebrated and the town's electric tramways were opened. Richard Buckley's focus is obviously at the local level and how this astounding advent of mechanised urban transport was of great significance to the local residents of Doncaster. This authorative text tells the story of trams and trolleybuses and with 135 pictures that have never before been published this is a truly unique history. The fascinating pictures give you an impression of just how the people and places of that time have changed.Take yourself on a nostalgic journey, and see how the transitions have taken place through Doncaster, as you read 'Trams and Trolley Buses in Doncaster'.

Belfast Approach to Crisis

(iv) Transport Undertakings Under the Belfast Tramways Act of 1872 a private company run by William Norris and Jorgen ... which was effected by the end of 1944, and the decision in August 1959 to replace trolleybuses by omnibuses.

Belfast  Approach to Crisis


The Other Belfast

Around that time, the Belfast City Corporation operated trolley buses. Unlike their noisy counterparts, the new buses were incredibly silent, and people were getting knocked down all over the place until the danger was fully realized.

The Other Belfast

The Other Belfast is the story of a boys life between 1933 and 1953 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, before the troubles officially began and Belfast became known internationally as a terrorism hot spot. It is the story of a childs struggle to bond with a distant father, to survive the schoolyards and streets where boys emulated hard men role models, to understand the divisions between the Irish people, and to simply be a child in a rough and tumble world. From the sublime joys of love and friendship to the terror of nighttime bombing raids by the German Luftwaffe during World War II, The Other Belfast is a journey of the spirit into a long-forgotten world as seen through the eyes of an adventurous and irrepressibly joyful child.

History of the Leyland Bus

The SLT trolleybus system was located not very far from Leyland, and in future years was used by Leyland to test ... Over the next eight years, Leyland built trolleybuses for fourteen British undertakings: AshtonunderLyne, Belfast, ...

History of the Leyland Bus

A superbly illustrated history of the Leyland bus, one of the most important British buses of the twentieth century, with full production histories and technical specifications for all the major models. Also covers the evolution of the Leyland Bus company, and tells the full story behind the iconic Leyland badge. Including some previously unseen illustrations, the book gives a full company history - from beginnings as the Lancashire Steam Motor Company in 1886, to the acquisition by Volvo Buses in 1988. Technical details of all the main models are given including the Lion, Titan and Olympic ranges. Gearless buses and rear-engined double-deckers are covered as well as charabancs, trolleybuses, First World War military vehicles and overseas models. This will be an essential guide to these much-treasured vehicles and is beautifully illustrated with some never-before-seen pictures from the Leyland company's archives including 153 black & white photographs and 106 colour and b&w prints.

A Transport Journey in Colour

The only trolleybus system in Ireland was at Belfast which had a fleet of approximately 240 vehicles, ... At peak times, the service on some routes was so frequent that it resulted in lines of trolleybuses carrying hundreds of workers.

A Transport Journey in Colour

This remarkable book takes the reader on a nostalgic transport journey into streets throughout the British Isles some of which have hardly changed, except for the vehicles displayed, whilst others have been transformed or have, in some cases, altered virtually beyond all recognition. Hours of fascinating research using Google Street View has enabled the authors to indicate how their selected street scenes have changed and also how readers can explore these changes for themselves by accessing Google Street View. The authors have managed to bring together some truly outstanding and often stunning images from a period when color coverage of transport subjects was in its infancy. As a result, the book includes many previously unpublished views taken between 1950 and 1975 the majority from collections held by Online Transport Archive, of which charity both authors are trustees. The richly varied street scenes depict not only buses, trams and trolleybuses but also people as well as railway locomotives, cars, lorries, vans, cinemas, churches, retail outlets and public houses. An absolute feast for the eye. Rich in variety and with a wealth of detailed captions.

British Buses in Colour

The trolleybus was in an altogether healthier state, with 38 systems still surviving in 1950. ... Twenty-five trolleybus systems survived after 1960, but the 1960s saw some significant casualties including Belfast (1968), ...

British Buses in Colour

An all-colour illustrated book that tells the story of the buses that served Britain between 1950 and 1986.

Accident Proneness

ACCIDENT RATES FOR THE AREAs COVERED BY THE BELFAST CORPORATION TRANSPORT AND THE ULSTER TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (DERIVED FROM CRESSwÉLL AND FROGGATT, 1963) Accident rate Group for period 1954-5 Belfast bus areas 32.6–74-5 Belfast ...

Accident Proneness

Accident Proneness: Research in the Occurrence, Causation, and Prevention of Road Accidents deals with concept of accident proneness. The concept has had a checkered career, from the early British work whose high scientific standard has been universally acknowledged, through a period when the concept was extended beyond the sound basis which had been laid, to a period of reaction when doubt was thrown on the very existence of such a notion. The book examines in detail the arguments brought forward by the proponents of both sides, and, more importantly, studies in detail the facts and figures quoted in support. The book is organized into two sections: the first deals with the validity and usefulness of the concept of accident proneness; the second discusses new statistical techniques to evaluate the concept of accident proneness. The book demonstrates the existence of personality-related behavior patterns, which make people differentially prone to traffic accidents. This book is an important contribution to an important field. It is written in a style which should make it understandable (and even enjoyable) to more than the psychological experts to whom it is addressed in the first place.

Belfast s Lost Tramways

INTRODUCTION In the latter half of the nineteenth century Belfast was the fastest growing and a quarter of a mile beyond . town in the United Kingdom . Its main industries were shipbuilding , The 1930s saw the development of trolleybus ...

Belfast s Lost Tramways

By the latter half of the nineteenth century industrial expansion had made Belfast the fastest growing town in the UK. Suburb after suburb sprang up to house the workers for new industries such as shipbuilding, machine manufacturing and linen production, and to service these new areas it soon became clear that transport was needed to take these workers to their places of employment. At first horse-trams were used with a number of different companies in operation, but in 1905 the entire system was taken over by the Belfast Corporation and electrified. The book takes up the story from there and provides a history of the system until the last trams were replaced by motor buses in 1954. Fifty-four period photographs are included - many very rare - showing the city in the days when streets were empty of traffic except for trams and horse-drawn vehicles. The photographs also showcase the changes that have taken place to the city's architecture over the years and show many long-departed buildings - such as the old LMS railway station and Robb's five-storey department store.

Belfast and Derry in Revolt

This precipitated further mayhem which escalated into what the nationalist Irish News called 'a night of fear' during which petrol bombs exploded around police vehicles, a Belfast Corporation trolleybus was set on fire, plate-glass ...

Belfast and Derry in Revolt

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a civil war started in Northern Ireland. This book tells that story through Belfast and Derry, using original archival research to trace how multiple and overlapping conflicts unfolded on their streets. The Troubles grew out of a political process that mobilised opponents and defenders of the Stormont regime, and which also dragged London and Dublin into the crisis. Drawing upon government papers, police reports, army files, intelligence summaries, evidence to inquiries and parish chronicles, this book sheds fresh light on key events such as the 5 October 1968 march, the Battle of the Bogside, the Belfast riots of August 1969, the ‘Battle of St Matthew’s’ (June 1970) and the Falls Road curfew (July 1970). Prince and Warner offer us two richly-detailed, engaging narratives that intertwine to present a new history of the start of the Troubles in Belfast and Derry – one that also establishes a foundation for comparison with similar developments elsewhere in the world.

The Statesman s Year Book 1962

Road freight services in the cities of Belfast and Londonderry were provided by 'local carriers' as wełl as by the Ulster Transport Authority. At 1 Oct. 1958 the undertaking of the Great Northern Railway Board in Northern Ireland was ...

The Statesman s Year Book 1962

The classic reference work that provides annually updated information on the countries of the world.

The Statesman s Year Book

Road freight services in the cities of Belfast and Londonderry were provided by 'local carriers' as well as by the Ulster Transport Authority. At 1 Oct. 1958 the undertaking of the Great Northern Railway Board in Northern Ireland was ...

The Statesman s Year Book

The classic reference work that provides annually updated information on the countries of the world.

Passenger Transport

Second Stage of London Trolleybus Conversion The second stage of the London Transport trolleybus conversion scheme will take ... secretary . on Belfast Trolleybus Extension Proposed Belfast Corporation Transport Department is to make ...

Passenger Transport

Includes separately paged section, "Passenger transport week."