Bus Dealers and Breakers of Yorkshire (Paperback)
Since the late 1920s Yorkshire has played a major role in the sale of second-hand buses and coaches, as well as their ultimate end-of-life destruction. For many years, one of the UK’s largest used bus dealers, who during its long and proud history purchased more than 1,500 redundant buses from London Transport in a single transaction, was located in Leeds, where several other smaller but similar concerns were also active. Since the early 1960s Yorkshire has become the main UK hub for bus and coach dismantling, particularly in the Barnsley and Rotherham area due to its close proximity to the heavy metals market.Within this book, the area’s dealing and scrap industries are both covered in depth through text and photographs to illustrate the importance of their past and present activities in these fields.
Keith A. Jenkinson is a transport enthusiast who has been writing about related topics since 1977.