TRANSPORT BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDs
We keep in
stock a selection of transport books, videos & DVDs including:
BOOK: “BRIGHTON TROLLEYBUSES”
The town’s trolleybus system was smart and efficient, thus
widely admired. This album
brings back the joys of travel on the silent giants which once graced the
streets and hills of the town.
Published by Middleton Press 10 September 2005 and authored by
Andrew Henbest. Price £14.95.
This book examines Southdown operations in the 1950s and
1960s recording the great variety of Southdown vehicles seen in this
period. It also illustrates some
of the other areas of transport interest that enthusiasts could enjoy
travelling on in Southdown’s extensive network. Published by Ian Allan October 2005. Authors : Glyn Kraemer-Johnson
& John Bishop (see their previous books on Southdown buses below) 96
pages and about 100 colour and monochrome photos. Price £16.99
“GLORY DAYS: SOUTHDOWN” and “HEYDAY OF SOUTHDOWN”
These two books first published by Ian Allan in 2001 and
2003 respectively from Glyn Kraemer-Johnson & John Bishop are still
“GLORY DAYS” is a look at the popular Southdown bus company
drawing on memories of the authors and tracing the story from 1929 to the
absorption of the company into the National Bus Company in 1969. Over 48 pages of colour photos plus
many black and white. 96
“THE HEYDAY OF SOUTHDOWN” is an 80 page album of colour
photos and sets out to depict what might be termed “the Rise and Fall of
Southdown”, between the end of the war (or early 1950s) through to the
National Bus Company days – with a brief look at the subsequent
privatisation era and the start of Stagecoach influence. £14.99
“STREETS OF BRIGHTON” and “STREETS OF SUSSEX”
Two further books published by Ian Allan by Glyn
Kraemer-Johnson & John Bishop; that for Brighton published in 2004, and
Sussex due in November 2005.
These books look at the buses and coaches of the 1960s to
early 1980s showing the changing nature of the towns streets, both in the
town centres and suburbs.
Priced at £14.99 each, each contains around 80 pages of colour
“THE LOST ARCHIVEs – Travel the Steyning Line”
Following the success of the “The Lost Railway” Video, this
double DVD set contains additional material on a second DVD.
“THE LOST RAILWAY” is an excellent general interest DVD
concerning the former Shoreham to Horsham Railway Line, with footage of the
route as it is today, interspersed with Archive film of steam trains in the
1950s and 1960s, and reminiscences from workers and passengers familiar
with the line in its heyday.
Lasts 1hour 20 minutes.
The second DVD lasts approximately 35 minutes and contains a
station by station tour along the Steyning Line with previously unseen
digitally restored colour archive film including the 1961 centenary
celebrations, unique cab ride footage and finally an aerial journey along
the course of the railway today.
Price £21.00 (plus £2.50 postage & packing). Produced by http://www.offtherailssigns.co.uk/
& DVD: “NO TROLLEYS TO AQUARIUM”
to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the closure of
Brighton’s trolleybus system (in 1961), the video contains superb colour footage
of corporation and company trolleybuses in action. Also includes rare historic
prewar film in Brighton of Trams and Buses, the construction of
Trolleybuses and colour war-time sequences. Last approximately 90 minutes. Price £16.95 for DVD
(plus £1.00 postage) – or £7.50 for Video (plus £2.50 postage &
“BRIGHTON & HOVE BUS NAMES”
travellers in Brighton will be familiar with the policy of Brighton &
Hove Bus and Coach Company’s policy of naming its most recent buses after
well known people who have contributed to the life and history of the
area. This book gives
biographical details of these individuals together with photographs of
the buses, portraits of the person concerned and of an aspect of their
contribution to the life of the town, now city. Published in 2004 includes those vehicles named upto
the summer of 2004.
“FROM TRAMSHED TO GO-AHEAD”
This must be
the definitive history of Brighton’s municipally owned public transport
service. Covering Trams,
trolleybuses and motor buses, this book covers in depth the history of
Brighton Corporation’s transport from the start of trams in 1901 to the
take over of the then council owned company by the Go-Ahead Group in 1997 and the merging of the
fleet with Brighton & Hove Bus & Coach Company Ltd. 140 pages in card covers and
selection of monochrome photos, plus complete fleet list. Price £13.50
& BRIGHTON BUS VIDEOS & DVDs produced by PMP Videos
Local archive film videos & DVDs of Southdown and
Brighton buses in the 1960s onwards.
A selection usually held in stock priced at £16.00 each. The full range can be found listed
at www.pmpvideo.com. We can obtain any to order for you.
OF THE SOUTHDOWN ENTHUSIASTS CLUB
A selection of titles published by the Southdown Enthusiasts
Club are held in stock, including the popular annual fleet list containing
details of the current Stagecoach South East, Brighton & Hove, First
Southampton & Provincial and Eastbourne Buses fleets (published in June
each year). Also the popular
Miscellany services containing articles published in various magazines and
periodicals over the history of the company.
here for latest publications
Further details of the
club may be found at http://www.southdownenthusiastsclub.org.uk/
A selection of second hand transport books (primarily
railway, bus and tram titles) may be found in the shop. These are provided courtesy of
Barry Jones who updates the stock at frequent intervals. Customers comment on the
interesting selection on offer!
Barry may be contacted by post at:
28 Marine Crescent
Telephone / Fax 01903 244655
Callers always welcome but
only by prior appointment
“INDIAN NARROW GAUGE STEAM REMEMBERED” by local author Lawrence G Marshall
– Copies signed by the author available at £29.95 (plus postage £2.50)
Lawrence Marshall has visited the Indian Sub-continent on at
least 25 occasions and this volume contains excellent monochrome and colour
photographs by the author, an award winning photographer, showing the
incredible range and diversity of Indian Railways’ narrow gauge lines, plus
industrial and sugar factory railways.
Please note, purchase of
books and magazines do not qualify holders to a stamp on the Valued
Customer Cards although Models and Hobbies Vouchers may be used to purchase
Books and Magazines.