Birmingham s Crossley Buses

With previously unpublished photographs, the author documents the history of Birmingham's Crossley buses.

Birmingham s Crossley Buses

With previously unpublished photographs, the author documents the history of Birmingham's Crossley buses.

Birmingham Buses After Withdrawal

The only Birmingham Crossley not to be sold for scrap is 2489 (JOJ 489). The best one of six kept off the sales lists, 2489 was intended to be a drivertraining bus, but with the scheme aborted by the incoming WMPTE management, ...

Birmingham Buses After Withdrawal

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

Birmingham Buses Trams and Trolleybuses in the Second World War

The bus is within sight of Bearwood's main shopping area while the crew wait for their leaving time and clock in at the Bundy clock. This Crossley DD42/6 had a Crossley H30/24R body and was typical of the large numbers of buses bought ...

Birmingham Buses  Trams and Trolleybuses in the Second World War

Delving into his superb collection of wartime shots, renowned Midlands bus expert David Harvey offers a fascinating snapshot of theses buses’ life during the Second World War.

Across Birmingham on the 29A

To celebrate its then twenty years in preservation, the author undertook to take his former Birmingham Crossley 2489 (JOJ 489) on a tour of all the Corporation bus routes that the bus could. The 29A route was the northern extension of ...

Across Birmingham on the 29A

A nostalgic journey across Birmingham on the 29A.

British Buses in Colour

Birmingham and Manchester built up the biggest post-war fleets of Crossley double-deckers. This Birmingham City Transport DD42 model dates from 1950 and has Crossley 54-seat bodywork to Birmingham design. (Arnold Richardson/Photobus) ...

British Buses in Colour

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

British Buses Since 1945

CROSSLEY Double Deckers CBrod rossley Motors was formed from the Crossley Brothers gas and oil engine ... One of the last large orders for Crossley was the delivery of two hundred and sixty buses to Birmingham with Crossley bodies ...

British Buses Since 1945


Coventry Buses 1948 1974

The Birmingham-style 'New Look' concealed radiator was fitted mainly to Daimlers and Guy Arab IVs, but was also built on some late examples of AEC Regent IIIs and famously on Birmingham's last 100 Crossley DD42/6s, delivered in 1950.

Coventry Buses 1948 1974

A fascinating collection of photographs giving a picture of life in Coventry between 1946 and 1974 through the city's bus fleet.

British Municipal Bus Operators

Although the bodywork on Birmingham City No.2366 looks the same as that on No.2011 above, it is in fact built by Crossley on a Crossley chassis to Birmingham's standard design. Seen near the Bull Ring, it is one of 260 similar buses ...

British Municipal Bus Operators

This book looks at municipal operators in England and Wales in the 1960s. Going back to the very first horse-bus or tram operations in Victorian times, many towns and cities throughout Britain had such operators, owned and run by the town or city councils. Most of them had tramway systems, many of which were replaced by trolleybuses from the 1920s onwards. In turn, after the Second World War, trolleybuses too were on the way out, with motorbuses unfortunately replacing both forms of electric traction. By the 1960s, only a handful were still operating trams, then by the end of the decade only few trolleybus systems remained. During this period, some of these operators had very large fleets, for example those serving the conurbations of Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester, whilst others had very small fleets, such as West Bridgford Urban District Council in Nottinghamshire. Municipal operators had a wide variety of vehicle types, encompassing virtually all chassis and body makes then in service, and were also well known for their distinctive, traditional liveries. In addition to the buses, there were also still trams and trolleybuses, which to many enthusiasts made them that much more interesting.

British Buses and Coaches in the 1960s

Birmingham's Selly Oak garage has many Crossley-bodied DD42/7s with typical Birmingham-style 55-seat bodies. Seen at the rear of that garage, No.2415 dates from 1950. No.1967 dates from 1949 and awaits disposal at the rear.

British Buses and Coaches in the 1960s

British Buses and Coaches in the 1960s, is an overview of the bus and coach scene during a decade of great social and economic change in Britain's history. This volume looks at the interesting and varied number of bus and coach operators that still existed, before and just after the formation of the National Bus Company in 1968. Jim Blake has compiled an interesting collection of material from his extensive collection of negatives taken during that time, which give a flavour of how things were at that time of great change.

A Z of British Bus Bodies

Blake's of Liverpool (as the company was known) built some coach bodywork around 1951, including on Crossley chassis. BMMO The Birmingham & Midland Motor Omnibus Co. Ltdwas primarily an operator,but from the 1930s it had a policy of ...

A Z of British Bus Bodies

A-Z of British Bus Bodies sets out to offer a first port of call for anyone with an interest in those who built bus and coach bodies in Britain and Ireland between 1919 and 1975. From charabanc to service bus, from luxury coach to municipal double-decker, the sheer variety of public service vehicle (PSV) bodies is astonishing. The alphabetical listing of British bus body builders between 1919 - 1975 covers the well-known larger companies and small local companies, and is illustrated with period and modern images, including contemporary advertising material. It includes a substantial introduction looking at operators of the period, the body building process and the development of bus body building throughout the period. A comprehensive guide to bus bodies 1919-1975 and a valuable reference work for the bus enthusiast. Superbly illustrated with 300 colour and black& white photographs including period and modern images and contemporary advertising material. James Taylor has been researching and writing about motoring history for over thirty years and has been interested in classic buses since childhood.

Leicester Buses

It is standing opposite New Romney Crescent in Nether Hall Road, in company with the author's preserved 2489 (JOJ 489), the former Birmingham City Transport 1950 Crossleybodied Crossley DD42/6. A noteworthy feature of the Leicester bus ...

Leicester Buses

A fascinating collection of photographs giving a picture of life in Leicester between the 1920s and 1984 through the city's bus fleet.

Yesterday s Buses

EVD 406; FROM BAXTER'S TO WOOD'S Crossley supplied large quantities of doubledeckers in the post war period, including orders from Corporations such as Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bolton, and of course Stockport, although orders ...

Yesterday s Buses

AEC, Bristol, Crossley, Daimler, Dennis, Leyland and others were all manufacturers of passenger vehicle chassis which could be seen throughout the country in the years following the end of World War Two. They produced a wide range of double deck and single deck buses and coaches, bodied by a considerable number of body builders. With the exception of Dennis, all those chassis makers have now disappeared, along with nearly all the body builders. In addition, most operators of this variety of vehicles are no longer in existence, being primarily absorbed into larger operations. This book can only give a small indication of the major role Steve and his Quantock Heritage fleet have played in preserving not only part of the engineering history of this country, but its effect also on social history. In practical terms he has displayed this by enabling the general public to see, enjoy, and also use vehicles of a bygone era.

Transport World

Thus in its 25 years of existence London Coastal Coaches , Ltd. , has played its full share in satisfying a very real ... New Length Birmingham City Transport has at present on order 250 Daimler , and 100 each Crossley and Guy buses of ...

Transport World


Passenger Transport

... North Western Traffic Commissioners in Chester last Friday to allow Crosville BIRMINGHAM - LONDON EXPRESS COACHES ... rally and would be equated and a standard stage Bedford , A.E.C. , Crossley and Commer more may yet be entered .

Passenger Transport

Includes separately paged section, "Passenger transport week."

Bus Ancillary Vehicles

Another West Midlands PTE Travelcard bus, ex-Birmingham JOJ 820, a 1952 Daimler CVG6/Crossley, allowed passengers to buy their tickets on board. No. 196 is seen at Aldridge. (Adrian Pearson) Leicester No. 227 (MET 227W), a brand-new ...

Bus Ancillary Vehicles

An expert survey of the essential but often forgotten parts of the municipal bus fleets, drawing on a full range of archive images.

History of the Leyland Bus

Part I – Bus Chassis Manufacturers AEC (Associated Equipment Co.) ... Absorbed Crossley and Maudslay, and purchased by Leyland in 1962. ... Ltd, Birmingham Austin built buses in small numbers at various periods.

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.

Modern Buses and Coaches

After the 1939–45 war , Crossley received an order for 1,125 Diesel - engined chassis from the Netherlands Railway , the largest single order ever given for this type of chassis . In 1950 , Birmingham Corporation ordered Crossley double ...

Modern Buses and Coaches


The Oil Engine and Gas Turbine

The spray is used for the bus production increased by more than production of a hard bonded lubricating film 15,000 vehicles ... The main features dealt with consist of ( 1 ) Crossley Chronicles ” general notes on turbocharging ...

The Oil Engine and Gas Turbine


Bus Coach

Crossley spares stores are now located at the Maudslay works , Alcester , Warwickshire ( Tel .: Alcester 181 ) .本 A single - decker body with ... Both Birmingham and Livorpool Corporations have launched goby - bus poster campaigns .

Bus   Coach


Bus Company Service Vehicles

Bus conversion service vehicles – recovery/towing lorries Portsmouth Corporation converted this 1931 Crossley Condor doubledecker to a recovery vehicle in 1950. ... This 1935 Birmingham Daimler COG5 was converted to a towing. Bus ...

Bus Company Service Vehicles

Fascinating previously unpublished images documenting these important workhorses of the bus industry.