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Renfrewshire Independents By David Devoy

Renfrewshire Independents by David Devoy

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A look at the history and development of Renfrewshire through the region's independent bus companies.

Renfrewshire Independents Summary

Renfrewshire Independents by David Devoy

Western SMT became the dominant bus operator in Renfrewshire after the Second World War, buying out competitors, but they never had a monopoly, with independents and other operators still running services. Independents such as Cunningham's, Graham's, Garner's, Smith's, McGill's and Patons' were protected as no-one else could operate on their routes without a licence, but some fell by the wayside and it was almost impossible for the others to expand. Following bus de-regulation in 1986, competition increased dramatically. Greenock became famous for competition, with operators such as Inverclyde, Pride of the Clyde, Robert Wilson and Alex Kean coming and going at a furious pace. In Paisley, too, new companies joined the fray including Bridge Coaches, Hutchison's and Quarriers. However, the toughening of laws and regulations to curb poor maintenance and ensure services were being run and standards kept up caused the numbers of independents to contract again. In this book, David Devoy takes a look at the Renfrewshire independents who `had a go' over the years.

About David Devoy

David Devoy works in the industry for Firstbus in Glasgow. He has been taking bus pictures for around 44 years with a special interest is Scottish Independents old and new.

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Renfrewshire Independents by David Devoy
Used - Like New
Amberley Publishing
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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