“Yorkshire Joint Omnibus Committees”
A book by Geoff Kerr (1958 – 1965) was launched at Manchester Museum of Transport on 6th December. For forty years the Joint Omnibus Committees in Sheffield, Huddersfield, Halifax and Todmorden, jointly owned by the Corporations and the railways, were a unique feature of UK bus operations. Geoff Kerr describes how and why the railways came to own shareholdings in these four undertakings, how they influenced the development of bus services in Yorkshire and how, following the transfer of the railway shares to the National Bus Company, the Joint Omnibus Committees were wound up during a period of major change in the bus industry. The book contains 112 pages with around 160 illustrations including colour.
Geoff has had a career in public transport and, now that he is retired, has found time to do the research for this book. While the main market will be in Yorkshire, he hopes that transport students and enthusiasts throughout Britain will find it interesting.
“Yorkshire Joint Omnibus Committees” is now available from MDS Booksales in Glossop and will be in bookshops from Monday 8th December.