Motor Coaches and Charabancs, Paperback / softback Book

Motor Coaches and Charabancs Paperback / softback

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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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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 64 pages, Fully illustrated throughout
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781784424121

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