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Motor Coaches and Charabancs (Shire Library, nr. 876)

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 30 Apr 2020
The coach - distinguished from the bus by its use for longer-haul and more comfortable trips - has a long and august history. Its origins lie in the charabanc, a long open-topped vehicle used to transport passengers on works outings and pleasure excursions. Over time, coaches came to be enclosed and fitted with more comfortable seating and higher-quality bodywork than the charabancs and the buses used on shorter routes. By the 1960s and 1970s on-board toilets began to be fitted, and despite a decline due to private car ownership, coach travel remains popular, with Wi-Fi, electric sockets and even video screens now built in. This colourful introduction explains the development of motor coach design and the main coach manufacturers, models and operators, offering a fascinating insight into the history of the nation's most popular vehicles.
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ISBN-13: 9781784424121
ISBN-10: 1784424129
Pagini: 64
Ilustrații: Fully illustrated throughout
Dimensiuni: 149 x 210 x 7 mm
Greutate: 0.16 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Shire Publications
Seria Shire Library

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Most books about motor coaches concern particular manufacturers or operators, whereas this book introduces a potted and comprehensive history.

Notă biografică

James Taylor has been researching and writing about motoring history for more than thirty years and is a respected author on many different automotive subjects. He has written more than one hundred books, including Land Rover and Family Cars of the 1970s for Shire.


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An excellent, well-illustrated and very comprehensive yet compact book that enlightened me to many aspects of coaches and coach travel through the years. I enjoyed reading every page.