We keep in stock a selection of transport books, videos & DVDs including:

1.                     BOOK:  “BRIGHTON TROLLEYBUSES”

The town’s trolleybus system was smart and efficient, thus widely admired.  This album brings back the joys of travel on the silent giants which once graced the streets and hills of the town.  Published by Middleton Press 10 September 2005 and authored by Andrew Henbest.  Price 14.95.

2.                     BOOK: “SOUTHDOWN DAYS”


This book examines Southdown operations in the 1950s and 1960s recording the great variety of Southdown vehicles seen in this period.  It also illustrates some of the other areas of transport interest that enthusiasts could enjoy travelling on in Southdown’s extensive network.  Published by Ian Allan October 2005.  Authors : Glyn Kraemer-Johnson & John Bishop (see their previous books on Southdown buses below) 96 pages and about 100 colour and monochrome photos.  Price 16.99


These two books first published by Ian Allan in 2001 and 2003 respectively from Glyn Kraemer-Johnson & John Bishop are still available:


“GLORY DAYS” is a look at the popular Southdown bus company drawing on memories of the authors and tracing the story from 1929 to the absorption of the company into the National Bus Company in 1969.  Over 48 pages of colour photos plus many black and white.   96 pages.  15.99

“THE HEYDAY OF SOUTHDOWN” is an 80 page album of colour photos and sets out to depict what might be termed “the Rise and Fall of Southdown”, between the end of the war (or early 1950s) through to the National Bus Company days – with a brief look at the subsequent privatisation era and the start of Stagecoach influence.      14.99

4.                     BOOKS: “STREETS OF BRIGHTON” and “STREETS OF SUSSEX”

Two further books published by Ian Allan by Glyn Kraemer-Johnson & John Bishop; that for Brighton published in 2004, and Sussex due in November 2005.


These books look at the buses and coaches of the 1960s to early 1980s showing the changing nature of the towns streets, both in the town centres and suburbs.  Priced at 14.99 each, each contains around 80 pages of colour photos.

5.                     DVD: “THE LOST ARCHIVEs – Travel the Steyning Line”

Following the success of the “The Lost Railway” Video, this double DVD set contains additional material on a second DVD.


“THE LOST RAILWAY” is an excellent general interest DVD concerning the former Shoreham to Horsham Railway Line, with footage of the route as it is today, interspersed with Archive film of steam trains in the 1950s and 1960s, and reminiscences from workers and passengers familiar with the line in its heyday.  Lasts 1hour 20 minutes. 

The second DVD lasts approximately 35 minutes and contains a station by station tour along the Steyning Line with previously unseen digitally restored colour archive film including the 1961 centenary celebrations, unique cab ride footage and finally an aerial journey along the course of the railway today.

Price 21.00 (plus 2.50 postage & packing).  Produced by http://www.offtherailssigns.co.uk/


6.                     VIDEO & DVD: “NO TROLLEYS TO AQUARIUM”

Assembled to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the closure of Brighton’s trolleybus system (in 1961), the video contains superb colour footage of corporation and company trolleybuses in action.  Also includes rare historic prewar film in Brighton of Trams and Buses, the construction of Trolleybuses and colour war-time sequences.  Last approximately 90 minutes. Price 16.95 for DVD (plus 1.00 postage) – or 7.50 for Video (plus 2.50 postage & packing)

7.                     BOOK: “BRIGHTON & HOVE BUS NAMES”

Regular bus travellers in Brighton will be familiar with the policy of Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company’s policy of naming its most recent buses after well known people who have contributed to the life and history of the area.  This book gives biographical details of these individuals together with photographs of the buses, portraits of the person concerned and of an aspect of their contribution to the life of the town, now city.  Published in 2004 includes those vehicles named upto the summer of 2004.   Price: 12.50

8.                     BOOK: “FROM TRAMSHED TO GO-AHEAD”

This must be the definitive history of Brighton’s municipally owned public transport service.  Covering Trams, trolleybuses and motor buses, this book covers in depth the history of Brighton Corporation’s transport from the start of trams in 1901 to the take over of the then council owned company by the Go-Ahead Group  in 1997 and the merging of the fleet with Brighton & Hove Bus & Coach Company Ltd.  140 pages in card covers and selection of monochrome photos, plus complete fleet list.  Price 13.50

9.                     SOUTHDOWN & BRIGHTON BUS VIDEOS & DVDs produced by PMP Videos

Local archive film videos & DVDs of Southdown and Brighton buses in the 1960s onwards.  A selection usually held in stock priced at 16.00 each.  The full range can be found listed at www.pmpvideo.com.  We can obtain any to order for you.


A selection of titles published by the Southdown Enthusiasts Club are held in stock, including the popular annual fleet list containing details of the current Stagecoach South East, Brighton & Hove, First Southampton & Provincial and Eastbourne Buses fleets (published in June each year).  Also the popular Miscellany services containing articles published in various magazines and periodicals over the history of the company.

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Further details of the club may be found at http://www.southdownenthusiastsclub.org.uk/

11.                SECOND-HAND BOOKS

A selection of second hand transport books (primarily railway, bus and tram titles) may be found in the shop.  These are provided courtesy of Barry Jones who updates the stock at frequent intervals.  Customers comment on the interesting selection on offer!  Barry may be contacted by post at:

28 Marine Crescent


West Sussex

BN12 4JF

Telephone / Fax 01903 244655

Callers always welcome but only by prior appointment

12.                BOOK “INDIAN NARROW GAUGE STEAM REMEMBERED” by local author Lawrence G Marshall – Copies signed by the author available at 29.95 (plus postage 2.50)

Lawrence Marshall has visited the Indian Sub-continent on at least 25 occasions and this volume contains excellent monochrome and colour photographs by the author, an award winning photographer, showing the incredible range and diversity of Indian Railways’ narrow gauge lines, plus industrial and sugar factory railways.


Please note, purchase of books and magazines do not qualify holders to a stamp on the Valued Customer Cards although Models and Hobbies Vouchers may be used to purchase Books and Magazines.







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