Ribble Motor Services of Preston became the largest bus operator in the North West of England and one of the largest in the country. The red buses operated most services from Carlisle to south Lancashire. The company began in 1918 and ended in 1988 when it was absorbed into the Stagecoach Group. Prior to that several smaller companies had been swallowed by Ribble, these include Scout and Standerwick. Both Scout and Standerwick had pinned themselves to the Blackpool trade and were never on an equal footing with Ribble. The company headquarters were in Frenchwood, Preston and amongst its prestige services was The Gay Hostess route, X1 from Preston to London. This was set up in the late 1960s to exploit the motorways. The cream double-deckers used on the service had a hostess on-board to serve refreshments, they also had toilets and used the then new Atlanteans. This title builds upon the success of Working Days: Midland Red and explores another of the classic ex-BET companies through the reminiscences of those that worked for the company during the period from the early 1950s through to the mid-1970s. Roger Davies provides some brilliant information about the company and an excellent range of illustrations covering both vehicles and ephemera.Biographie de l'auteur :
Roger Davies is a popular road transport writer who is well known and respected throughout the industry. He has written a number of titles for the Ian Allan list including Glory Days: Ribble and Streets of Cardiff, as well as Glory Days: Wallace Arnold which proved such a popular title with enthusiasts and is now out of print.
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Description du livre Ian Allan Publishing 22/09/2011, 2011. État : used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. N° de réf. du libraire 7719-9780711034846
Description du livre IAN ALLAN, 2011. Glazed Boards. État : Fine. 1st. heavily illustrated account of Ribble Motor Services and its operations, mainly in the 1950s and 60s. 112pp. Fine copy in glazed boards. Size: Landscape 8vo. N° de réf. du libraire 012781
Description du livre Ian Allan Ltd, Hersham, 2011. Hard Cover. État : Near MINT. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 112 pages, 750g. Pictorial laminated Boards Near MINT. Illustrated in colour and b/w photograpgs. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Pictorial laminated Boards. N° de réf. du libraire 17774