“Following the Wires: Trolleybuses of New Zealand (Dunedin edition). ISBN 978-1-927329-09-2. NZD $20.00. Postage free within NZ. Overseas postage charged at cost.
Please Note: the comments of Graham Stewart and Loring M Lawrence quoted below refer to the standard edition of “Following the Wires” (see under the NZ Trolleybus Books category). The Dunedin edition is generally similar, but has a different cover and additional Dunedin photos.
“The definitive book on the trolleybus in New Zealand. Will become the standard reference on this subject in the years ahead.” Graham Stewart, publisher and leading authority on New Zealand urban tramways.
“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, a wonderful source of information and very well put together and printed.” Loring M Lawrence, Editor, “Bus Industry Magazine”, USA.
A4 format, staple bound, 48 pages. Printed in colour throughout. 75 photographs plus 6 specially-commissioned maps.
An illustrated history of NZ’s trolleybuses since 1924. Includes fleet lists covering all 495 trolleybuses to have served in this country.
Auckland – Auckland Transport Board & Auckland Regional Authority
Christchurch – Christchurch Transport Board
Dunedin – Dunedin City Transport
New Plymouth – New Plymouth City Council
Wellington – Wellington City Transport, Stagecoach Wellington & NZ Bus/Go Wellington
Preservation – Auckland Museum of Transport & Technology (MOTAT), Foxton Trolleybus Museum, Wellington Tramway Museum (Paekakariki), Omnibus Society (Wellington), Tramway Historical Society (Ferrymead, Christchurch), Otago Settlers Museum (Dunedin) & Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum (UK).
CHASSIS, BODYWORK & ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURERS COVERED:
Chassis: AEC 602, British United Traction (BUT) RETB1, British United Traction (BUT) 9711T, Crossley Motors TSD42, Designline City Bus Trolley, English Electric, Leyland Motors TB, Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Volvo B58, Volvo B10M.
Bodywork: Boon & Co, Christchurch Transport Board (CTB), Coachwork International, Comeng, Designline, DSC & Cousins, Dunedin City Transport (DCT), Hawke Coachwork, MCCW, New Plymouth City Council, New Zealand Motor Bodies (NZMB), Park Royal Vehicles, Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Saunders-Roe, Wellington City Council.
Electrical equipment: Ansaldo, British Thomson-Houston (BTH), Brown Boveri, Dick Kerr, Eletra Industrial, English Electric, Metropolitan-Vickers, Ransomes Sims & Jefferies.