Boyhood memories of London trolleybuses


Title: London Trolleybus Depots, Part One

Author: Hugh Taylor

Publisher: Adam Gordon

ISBN: 978-1-910654-12-5

Specification: 300mm x 215mm, 184pp, hardback

Price: £38.50

Forty-five years after the last routes ran, some might imagine that everything that could be published about the London trolleybus system already has been and that the appetite for more would have diminished.

But clearly not. Hugh Taylor, whose boyhood passion for these electric vehicles is as strong today, has risen to the occasion with this first of two hefty illustrated tomes on the depots that supported the system. There were 21 of them, he reminds us, 20 of them converted from or built on the sites of tram depots, and there would have been several more, including brand new facilities at Rye Lane and Stockwell, had London Transport pursued its prewar plans for trolleybuses to replace the trams of south London.

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