British trolleybuses were a major feature of the urban scene during most of the 20th century. A stepchild of trams and buses, trolleybuses had the advantages of both, providing clean, efficient, environmentally sound mass transport. Known as 'trackless' or 'railess' vehicles in the early days, trolleybuses replaced trams in many places - trolleybus history is a fascinating insight into local history, public road transport, and the electrical engineering industry. This website is designed to introduce the trolleybus, the public road transport vehicle, as part of local history, as an electric traction example and as a part of bus transport - the trolleybus
We're developing a CD-ROM that includes details of all trolleybuses built for service within the UK between 1909 and 1985. That's 651 records, covering 6,304 trolleybuses.
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