A salient feature of current times is the economic climate which has caused bus fares and the cost of new vehicles and ... with British buses being sold abroad , the early 1980s , for example , witnessing Leyland selling Atlantean AN68 ...
There were many places in the London area where trolleybuses provided an intensive service. ... should be aware that this work is about trolleybuses that operated in Britain; any home-built chassis for operators abroad are not included, ...
Author: Stephen Lockwood
Publisher: The Crowood Press
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.
Competition for UK space between British and foreign tourists was not total: British holidaymakers made for seaside ... tourists in the 1980s to conform to the time-worn and civilized British habit of queuing for buses in London, ...
Author: Brian Harrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In 1970 the 'cold war' was still cold, Northern Ireland's troubles were escalating, the UK's relations with the EEC were unclear, and corporatist approaches to the economy precariously persisted. By 1990 Communism was crumbling world-wide, Thatcher's economic revolution had occurred, terrorism in Northern Ireland was waning, 'multi-culturalism' was in place, family structures were changing fast, and British political institutions had become controversial. Seven analytic chapters pursue these changes and accumulate rich detail on changes in international relations, landscape and townscape, social framework, family and welfare structures, economic policies and realities, intellect and culture, politics and government. The concluding chapter ranges chronologically even more widely to bring out the interaction of past and present, then asks how far the UK had by 1990 identified its world role. Like Harrison's Seeking a Role: The United Kingdom 1951-1970 (2009) - the immediately preceding volume in this series - Finding a Role? includes a full chronological table and an ample index of names and themes. This, the first thorough, wide-ranging, and synoptic study of the UK so far published on this period, has two overriding aims: to show how British institutions evolved, but also to illuminate changes in the British people: their hopes and fears, values and enjoyments, failures and achievements. It therefore equips its readers to understand events since 1990, and so to decide for themselves where the UK should now be going.
Multilateral aid see Overseas development Multinational companies see companies Musannit , Yazgan Sri Lanka : an ... revised code of practice for motor industry , 583 Motor industry Buses : Flexibus developed , 645 Cars : British - made ...
When Labour returned in 1974 it quickly established a new petroleum revenue tax and a British National Oil ... Between the 1950s and the 1970s and 1980s, roads, pipes, electricity lines and bridges were built on a vaster scale and ...
Author: David Edgerton
Publisher: Penguin UK
From the acclaimed author of Britain's War Machine and The Shock of the Old, a bold reassessment of Britain's twentieth century. Itis usual to see the United Kingdom as an island of continuity in an otherwiseconvulsed and unstable Europe; its political history a smooth sequence ofadministrations, from building a welfare state to coping with decline. Nobodywould dream of writing the history of Germany, say, or the Soviet Union in thisway. David Edgerton's major new history breaks out of the confines of traditionalBritish national history to redefine what it was to British, and to reveal anunfamiliar place, subject to huge disruptions. This was not simply because ofthe world wars and global economic transformations, but in its very nature. Until the 1940s the United Kingdom was, Edgerton argues, an exceptionalplace: liberal, capitalist and anti-nationalist, at the heart of a European andglobal web of trade and influence. Then, as its global position collapsed, itbecame, for the first time and only briefly, a real, successful nation, with shared goals, horizons andindustry, before reinventing itself again in the 1970s as part of the EuropeanUnion and as the host for international capital, no longer capable of being anation. Packed with surprising examples and arguments, The Rise and Fall of theBritish Nation gives usa grown-up, unsentimental history which takes business and warfare seriously,and which is crucial at a moment of serious reconsideration for the country andits future.
Between 1980 and 1981 the Table 1. ... The Canadian Federal Government , seated in Ottawa , Ontario , is patterned after the British Parliamentary System . Unlike Great Britain , however , Canada is not a unitary state .
Author: Great Britain. Dept. of TransportPublish On: 1997
International passenger travel : • Air remains the dominant mode of transport for visits to the UK and for visits abroad by UK residents . Of visitors travelling by sea ( or through the Channel Tunnel ) , about a third bring a car ...
Around the same time the company launched a wide number of UK holiday services under the banner NATIONAL HOLIDAYS. ... The joint venture designed and built a new single-deck bus, the Leyland National. The first bus was delivered in 1972 ...