Motor Coaches and Charabancs Paperback / softback
by James Taylor
Part of the Shire Library series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 64 pages, Fully illustrated throughout
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 30/04/2020
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9781784424121