TROLLEYBOOKS is a joint venture between the British Trolleybus Society and the National Trolleybus Association and has been publishing trolleybus books for over 40 years. Trolleybooks has built a reputation for publishing authoritative works chronicling the history of the trolleybus. Further details are to be found at http://www.trolleybooks.co.uk and orders may be placed there which are dealt with promptly.
An exciting programme of new publications is planned with a diverse range of subjects.
New Trolleybooks Titles
A London Trolleybus Reborn by Dave Chick. The surprisingly wide-ranging story of London's Q1 trolleybus 1812, now 72 years old. Our latest publication presents the capital's newest and many say finest trolleybuses with details of their history in south west London and export to Spain for further use. After nearly thirty years of hard service, 1812 returned to the UK and after another thirty years, was finally restored. Life in preservation and full details of sister vehicles in London and Spain add to an extensive backstory. 122 pages and 256 pictures and maps. Hardback £25 + postage. http://www.trolleybooks.co.uk/londontrolleybusreborn.html
Glasgow Trolleybuses by Brian Deans with Stuart Little. A highly detailed and complete account of Glasgow's colourful trolleybuses, the last new system to be built in the UK (so far!) Published to commemorate the 70 years since their introduction in 1949, this city-wide system welcomed trolleybuses into a huge municipal undertaking of trams and buses at a time when road public transport was vital to urban life. 222 pages and with 454 pictures and maps. £32 + postage. http://www.trolleybooks.co.uk/glasgowtrolleybuses.html
Britain's Lost Trolleybus Systems by Roland Box. Now being reprinted with minor amendments. "Lost" sold out in under thre months and so Trolleybooks has arranged a limited additional print run. This highly detailed book discovers the amazing number of towns and nearly all cities of Britain that planned trolleybus networks over the last century.
188 pages and 225 pictures and large maps. £28 + postage. http://www.trolleybooks.co.uk/losttrolleybussystems.html
Also recently published:
Dave Hall's thoroughly updated comprehensive history, Reading Trolleybuses. 278 pages, together with 412 photographs, maps and diagrams. http://www.trolleybooks.co.uk/readingtrolleybuses.html
Italian Trolleybuses Abroad 258 pages, in Italian and English, this encyclopedic volume covers the fascinating story of the many Italian trolleybuses exported to the world between 1939 and 2008. 360 images show that contribution to trolleybus history; and over 20 maps show where the trolleybuses operated. £38 + postage. http://www.trolleybooks.co.uk/italiansabroad.html
Bob Rowe's comprehensive Walsall Trolleybuses was also launched earlier in 2018, documenting the full history of this Black Country system from small beginnings in 1931 through innovative vehicles and extensive route developments during the 1950s to inventive management and then closure in 1970. With over 400 images and told over 232 pages of highly researched narration, that have been evolving over 30 years of the author's commitment.http://www.trolleybooks.co.uk/walsalltrolleybuses.html
Other titles include Lombard-Gerin & Inventing the Trolleybus by Ashley Bruce http://www.trolleybooks.co.uk/lombardtrolleybuses.html and Belfast Trolleybuses by Mike Maybin http://www.trolleybooks.co.uk/belfasttrolleybuses.html and more.
Trolleybooks titles are available from the BTS sales stand at most major events and also at the monthly meetings held in Reading and London. If you buy direct from the BTS then the profits go towards restoring and maintaining our fleet of vehicles.
Trolleybooks titles are also to be found in the shop at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft.