A Transport Journey in Colour

Street Scenes of the British Isles 1949 – 1969

Martin Jenkins, Kevin McCormack

This remarkable book takes the reader on a nostalgic transport journey into streets throughout the British Isles some of which have hardly changed, except for the vehicles displayed, whilst others have been transformed or have, in some cases, altered virtually beyond all recognition.
Date Published :
January 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
180 color illustrations
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526764126

Dimensions : 9.5 X 9.75 inches
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Overview
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This remarkable book takes the reader on a nostalgic transport journey into streets throughout the British Isles some of which have hardly changed, except for the vehicles displayed, whilst others have been transformed or have, in some cases, altered virtually beyond all recognition. Hours of fascinating research using Google Street View has enabled the authors to indicate how their selected street scenes have changed and also how readers can explore these changes for themselves by accessing Google Street View.

The authors have managed to bring together some truly outstanding and often stunning images from a period when color coverage of transport subjects was in its infancy. As a result, the book includes many previously unpublished views taken between 1950 and 1975 the majority from collections held by Online Transport Archive, of which charity both authors are trustees. The richly varied street scenes depict not only buses, trams and trolleybuses but also people as well as railway locomotives, cars, lorries, vans, cinemas, churches, retail outlets and public houses. An absolute feast for the eye. Rich in variety and with a wealth of detailed captions.

About The Author
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Martin Jenkins was born and educated in Merseyside. At University he was Chairman of the Liverpool University Public Transport and later The Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society. Starting in the 1990s, he researched, directed and narrated over 100 best-selling, transport-related DVDs for Online Video. He was the first Chairman of UK Charity Online Transport Archive, and is still a trustee.

Kevin McCormack is a life-long railway enthusiast. He began with spotting books and later gravitated to photographing trains and eventually to railway preservation. Since 1973 he has owned a Victorian Great Western Railway saloon carriage, which he keeps at Didcot Railway Centre in Oxfordshire. He has written thirty-four Transport books so far.

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