The biography of Emil Bšlling and his enterprise from 1926 up to 80s with the characteristic red-yellow vehicles. More than 50 years of production and the complete vehicle park in detail: BŸssing, Henschel, Mercedes, Krupp, Magirus, Saurer, ONE or Volvo, but also crawlers, excavators, loaders, rollers and many othersÉ
75 years of this great marque from Bremen that built the first cranes for truck. Here is the history of the company, which already operated in the long-distance traffic before the Second World War, thanks also to a very rich photographic apparatus.
The fascinating and nostalgic history of the development of the public transport in Sernftal, Switzerland. From railway to buses, a chronological documentation of all urban and country transports filled with technical details, statistics and pictures.
The production of coal, iron, copper, and other minerals has always presented a need for blasting and associated blast holes. Likewise, the blossoming of housing in America has demanded a continual need for water wells for a growing rural population. Bucyrus International, Inc. (formerly Bucyrus-Erie Company) has been a traditional supplier of the tools to meet that need. This book recounts the history of drilling, early manufacturers of drilling equipment, the emergence of drilling methods, rigs, drill bits, and the role of Bucyrus in furthering the science and art of water well and blast hole drilling.
This book is a concise history of the pioneers in trucking and how they grew their truck empires. From the east coast to the west coast, most of the companies started out very small regionally and with acquisitions and mergers became the big names in trucking hauling all over America. Each company includes a history, maps of their truck lines at and a photo or more of their fleet or rigs they used an epochal point in their history.
The first Italian truck was built at the start of the 20th century: it was a simple vehicle equipped with a basic disc engine. Since then, more than a century has passed and the technical and stylistic evolution of these vehicles has been among the most significant in the transport sector. This book recounts decades and decades of truck history through over 300 pictures, paying particular attention to stylistic progress, while the technical part is treated by means of synthetic specifications. A long overview of the first examples derived from the car during the diesel era, with fascinating noses right up to the cab-over, which meant the truck, no longer conditioned by the shape of the car, became the protagonist of a new aesthetic challenge passing from essential lines to the significant examples of the best Italian design of the early 60s. Year after year, the marques and the models are presented in order to relive the various eras and historic periods that have distinguished the development of auto-transport, but also the living conditions of the truck drivers: from simple cabs worthy of the 50s to those of today, comfortable and technological. An emotional story of images, not only for enthusiasts of the sector.
Western Kentucky represented, in the time period covered by this book from the 1950s-80s, the bulk of coal mining in North America. Attributed to in John Prine’s famous song ’’’Paradise,’’ Muhlenberg County is home to Kentucky’s first commercial coal mine named the McLean Drift Bank. At one point, Muhlenberg County produced more coal than any county, state, or country as the largest producer of coal in the world. The massive mining machines documented herein show how it was possible through vintage and colorful photography. Production statistics are detailed for each piece of equipment, laced with historical facts and stories about the mines and mining companies that operated them. Includes a rare look at some of the old draglines that have been re-started and are digging in Western Kentucky once again thanks to new technology.
This book takes a fresh look at a period in trucking history when power, weight and comfort increased dramatically. However, whilst this revolution was taking place, many manufacturers were struggling to find the money to keep pace with competitors, and by the end of the decade many were being consigned to the history books.
The book provides practical advice for anybody who is contemplating the purchase, restoration or even the building of a wooden-framed vehicle. It will guide the reader around some of the common problems and pitfalls associated with such vehicles, while at the same time highlighting some of the techniques required to end up with a beautiful wooden vehicle of which they can be justifiably proud.
Combining materials from Mercedes-Benz’s official archives, with information collected from professionals involved with the marque, this book provides a unique, never before told perspective on how the brand developed its products to provide transportation solutions across some of the most diverse operating conditions in the world.
With rare and previously unpublished photos of working trucks in action, this comprehensive book features historical information, explanations of model codes, and global models and variations, and shows some of the biggest, ‘baddest,’ and most unusual Mercedes-Benz trucks from around the globe.
Covering all the collectable Buses produced by Volkswagen between 1950 and 1990, this volume is unique in providing the full story of the high-points and pitfalls of buying such models. Written by enthusiasts, the easy readable text is informative to the novice, while still being of considerable value to those who have already owned a Bus.
A methodical, yet lively record of VW’s Transporter over its first 40-years, which presents the vehicle in the same lavish formats of artistry and photography selected by Volkswagen over the decades. Model history and range development outlined, (including Campers) specifications, (including USA terminology) and performance discussed, with a particular emphasis on marketing and advertising strategies.
One has only to observe its continuous metamorphoses in order to write the history of the bus, the beginnings of which date back to the first decade of this century when the thoroughfares were abound with automotive road vehicles for the general transport of the public. They firstly appear on regularly scheduled routes, in substitution of the stage-coaches available to the public at large, hence, the Latin term “omnibus”.