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Preserved Bournemouth Buses
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Information about preserved Bournemouth buses can be found in:
Preserved Bus Issue 3 (September/October 1998) and Issue 4 (November/December 1998) (ISSN:1461-5584)

Bus & Coach Preservation Vol 5 No.4 (September 2002) (ISSN:1462-1886)

Bournemouth Trolleybuses by David R.H. Bowler

For many enthusiasts Bournemouth was a mecca, a town that proclaimed its faith in the mode with the purchase of modern vehicles and the promise of further extensions to its system.
The fleet and overhead wiring was maintained to a high standard, as witnessed by the longevity of its pre-war Sunbeams and the neat and largely unobtrusive overhead layouts. As a leading holiday resort, the town prided itself in the quality of its public transport and provided the camera-wielding enthusiast with many photogenic locations.

This is a system history that is essential reading both for those who knew the system and those who have only heard others rhapsodise about it. From the earliest beginnings to its sad demise, this is a history that you will want to savour. The book includes many appendices covering operational aspects (services, fares, tickets, destination blinds and working timetables), infrastructure (depots, power supplies, and overhead wiring), legislation, and full fleet details.

264 pages (8 colour), A4, hard cover, over 130 illustrations (20 in colour), 50 maps and diagrams, and a fold-out system map. (ISBN 0 904235 19 X). Price 27.50, including postage (overseas price GBP 33.00 including postage)

.From: Trolleybooks, 3 Littlecote Drive, Reading, RG1 6JD, UK

Glory Days - Bournemouth Transport by Colin Morris

96p illus (black & white and colour). Published by: Ian Allan 2002. £16.99. (ISBN: 0 7110 2877 X)