The history of passenger transport as a mass phenomenon has more than 140 years. During this time, a huge number of public transport systems of all types were created, thousands of models of rolling stock were invented, original engineering and management solutions were applied. In many cities, one type of transport replaced another, some abandoned certain types of transport, and some cities became 'standard' in terms of the development of tram, trolleybus or bus service, metro lines, monorail or funicular.

To summarize the experience of the development of public transport, literature began to be created — first technical, then statistical and historical. Due to their narrow specialization, books on passenger transport are not of a mass character and are interesting to a relatively small circle of people, but they are valuable.

We offer you to review and, if you wish, purchase publications prepared with our direct participation, as well as books published by other publishers, but also related to the topic of interest to us. There is a discount system for big orders (more than 5 copies). In addition, with a discount, you can also purchase sets of several editions.

Trolleybus Trains

Oleg Bodnya

Trolleybus Trains

Photo album dedicated to trolleybus trains, literally coupled pairs of trolleybuses operating in multiple. The idea was borrowed (with certain modifications) from tramway practice. This book describes experiments with combining trolleybuses in coupled pairs (as well as trolleybus operation with trailers), the people concerned with the origins of this innovation, the gradual dissemination of it, and the development of mass assembly of coupled pairs. The most common models used for this purpose were Škoda 9Tr and ZiU-682 trolleybuses. The book includes unique photographs, drawings and statistical data about this most interesting transport phenomenon.

About the book

Size: 220*300 mm (~А4)
Volume: 120 pages.
Circulation: 320 copies.
Hard cover, full-color printing.
Bilingual edition (Russian and English text).

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Tajikistan Mass Transit

Sergey Tarkhov, Dmitry Merzlov

Tajikistan Mass Transit

This publication is dedicated to the history of bus and trolleybus services in the two largest cities, Dushanbe and Khujand, including the intercity trolleybus line from Khujand — Gafurov. Other chapters in the book describe plans for the construction of a tramway system in Dushanbe and trolleybus projects in other cities. There is also information about freight and passenger cableways, narrow-gauge and children’s railways, as well as the development of bus services in the smaller towns of Tajikistan. In addition, the book contains 12 appendices of tables including a chronology of all significant events in the development of mass transit, starting from the 1920s and covering the construction of roads, railways and the development of aviation, as well as a detailed list of references and other sources. More than 200 historical and contemporary photographs and more than 40 detailed route plans give the publication its outstanding value.

About the book

Size: 220*300 mm (~А4)
Volume: 323 pages.
Circulation: 300 copies.
Hard cover, full-color printing.
Bilingual edition (Russian text and summary in English).

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The History of Novorossiysk Electric Transport

Victor Buravkin

The History of Novorossiysk Electric Transport

The first edition summarizing all available data on the history of electric transport in the city of Novorossiysk. From 1934 to 1969, a tram system operated in this seaside town, and trolleybuses have been operating in Novorossiysk since 1969. The book is a compilation of materials written by the author and found in other sources, including network sources. The publication is divided into two parts dedicated to the Novorossiysk tram and trolleybus, respectively. After the main text, appendices are given with photos of employees of the transport company, a brief story about the modern experience of operating trolleybuses and a list of materials used.

About the book

Size: 150*210 mm (~А5)
Volume: 378 pages.
Circulation: 85 copies.
Hard cover, full-color printing (inner pages are mostly black and white).
In Russian.

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Atlas of Urban Electric Transport In the Russian Federation

Atlas of Urban Electric Transport In the Russian Federation

Reference publication with information about urban electric transport systems of the Russian Federation. This book contains data on urban electric transport companies, general statistical data (length of lines, passenger flow, etc.), list of routes and rolling stock, supplemented by historical and factual information. The atlas includes detailed network maps and photos of vehicles, including service vehicles and museum exhibits. The publication contains a short history of urban electric transport in Russia, as well as 20 appendices with information on operating and closed urban electric transport systems, models and submodels of vehicles, operating now in the country.

About the book

Size: 220*300 mm (~А4)
Volume: 424 pages.
Circulation: 1000 copies.
Hard cover, full-color printing.
Bilingual edition (Russian and English text).

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