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This page lists books on British lorries and trucks.

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Earnshaw, Alan and Aldridge, Bill  British Railways Road Vehicles 1948 1968, Atlantic Transport Publishers and Trans Pennine Publishing, 1997, pp46.  Famous Fleets Vol.1.  Pb.  VG.  Some creasing across the top rear corner of the covers.  A well-illustrated survey.  2.95

Earnshaw, Alan  David Brown Tractors 1936 1964, Trans-Pennine Publishing, 2nd edition 2000, pp52.  First published in 1997.  Farm Classics Vol.1.  Pb.  VG.  A well-illustrated history.  3.95

Forbes, Mike  Wynns: Another Perspective, Marquis Models, 2004, pp106.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  Pictures from Wynns' promotional calendars from the 1950s and 1960s.  Wynns were haulage contractors specialising in outsized loads. This album shows their vehicles in action during the 1950s and 1960s.  5.95

Ingram, Arthur  Horse-Drawn Vehicles since 1760 in Colour, Blandford Press, 1977, pp207.  Colour plates by David Dowland and Joyce Smith.  "Smallish" format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  There is a one-centimetre closed tear at the top edge of the dust wrapper, and some loss of colour down the spine. Seventy two colour plates followed by detailed descriptions of each plate.  4.95

Ingram, Arthur  Leyland Lorries: A Celebration, Round Oak Publishing, 1996, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A pictorial tribute from the early years to the 1960s, mainly black & white with 16 pages of colour.  18.50

Kelley P J  Road Vehicles of the Great Western Railway, OPC, 1973, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  Inscription under the dw flap.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper with superficial dust wrapper wear at the base of the spine. 209 illustrations in four sections: 1. Horse drawn vehicles; 2. Mechanically propelled cartage vehicles; 3. Motor omnibuses 'Road motors'; 4. Miscellaneous vehicles.  8.50

Kelley, Philip J  Great Western Road Vehicles Appendix, OPC, 1982, 211 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Superficial wear to the top edge of the dust wrapper.  8.50

Kennett, Pat  Scammell, PSL, 1979, pp88.  World Trucks No.8.  Glazed Boards.  VG An illustrated history.  12.50

Klapper C F  British Lorries 1900 1945, IA, 1980, pp159 plus pp4 of colour illustrations.  First published in 1973.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A pictorial history dealing with each manufacturer in turn.  5.95

Royal Mail Trucks in Britain, Roundoak Publishing, 1995, pp80.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  A pictorial history of the vehicles used by Royal Mail.  5.95

Smith D J  Discovering Horse Drawn Commercial Vehicles, Shire Publications, 1977, pp80 with pp16 of illustrations and many in-line drawings.  Small format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Remains of an old price sticker on the rear cover.  1.95

Stevens-Stratten S W  Light Commercial Vehicles, IA, 1991, pp96.  Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  An illustrated survey covering the period from 1904 until 1991.  A section is devoted to each manufacturer.  4.95

Stevens-Stratten S W  British Lorries in Colour, IA, 1994, pp80.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards. VG.  An all-colour pictorial survey.  4.95

Thompson, Peter  Sharing the Success: The Story of NFC,  Collins, 1990, pp224.  F/VG+.  The story of privatisation of the National Freight Corporation through a management buyout.  5.95

Turnbull, Gerald L  Traffic and Transport: An Economic History of Pickfords, A&U, 1979, pp196.  F/VG.  By focusing on the history of Pickfords, Turnbull traces the growth of inland transport services by road, canal and railway from the early 17th century until the eve of nationalisation in 1947.  6.95

You See Them Everywhere: A history of Bedford commercial vehicles since 1931, Vauxhall Motors, 1978, pp48.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated booklet published to mark the appearance of the three millionth Bedford commercial vehicle.  2.95

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