New Scania book


New truck book for 2024, 'Scania Series One'

The first major generation of Scania trucks is the subject of Scania Series One. Now known as the 1 Series Scania, the book covers working examples of the Scania LB111 and LB141. Specifically trucks from around 1974 onwards.

Together with  Scania 111/141 tractors, the six-wheeled Scania 86 is illustrated, together with the 81 models in rigid and articulated versions. We concentrate on these, rather than the earlier LB110 and 140 types. The book pays homage to the hard working people in the industry, many of who are no longer with us. 

The book has a chapter of 'walkaround' pictures. These unique photos show a selection of trucks from various angles. This will appeal to model makers and remind everyone of how these vehicles looked in detail. All told, there are over 300 photographs between the covers  and we're excited to show colour pictures that have never been seen before of these older Scanias in action.

The emphasis is on period photographs of these characterful hard-working machines. Many books rely on pictures from a variety of sources including factory and publicity pictures. Our books focus on working trucks as were used. All are exclusively taken by the author. Whether immaculate or adorned in winter road debris, this is how these classic Scania 111s looked, from speeding down the M6, to parked up in the evening.

Many of the pictures were taken around the Midlands and trucks from all over the British Isles are included.

The pages are the same size as 'Midnight Movers', but we are trying a soft back cover this time. The book uses the same art quality 150gsm heavy paper stock for the best photo reproduction. 


. 144 pages, soft back with 21,500 words in nine chapters.

. More than 300 unique colour photos.

. Professionally designed with a clear layout.

. Many famous transport companies.

. 297 x 210mm in dimension, meaning the pages are a large A4 size.


Book contents are as follows;

'Scania Series One' opens with a preface to describing the book. A large opening photo accompanies the prologue with an appreciation of the Scania 141.

Chapter 1.  A brief history of Scania and the arrival of the groundbreaking 1 Series Scanias.

Chapter 2. Concentrates on the Scania 111.

Chapter 3. Covers the Scania 81.

Chapter 4. Is all about the Scania 86.

Chapter 5. Describes the Scania 141 V8 model.

Chapter 6. A series of photos to show Scanias, both at rest and in motion.

Chapter 7. Scanias in action on various motorway locations.

Chapter 8. Scanias photographed in the morning, evening and night.

Chapter 9. Walkarounds. A set of photos highlighting various 1 Series Scanias from different angles.

The book concludes with an epilogue and 'about the author' page. In between are over 300 colour pictures, some almost a foot wide! We aimed to get a photo on every page. This book is seriously saturated with early Scanias!

Haulage companies include;

From Scotland.  McKelvie, D&J Sibbald, Thomas Houston, Viking Haulage, Thompsons of Denny, James Kinnear, Douglas Millar, Curries of Dumfries. 

From Wales. Du-Mac of Caerphilly, John Roberts of Wrexham, Parry's of Caernarfon, RB Davies, Castle Services

Manchester/north west. D&B Bardsley, Warhurst of Manchester, Wilds Trailer Services, David Faragher of Stockport, Aidley's of Umston, Plevin, Allenby International, Graham Broadhurst of Stalybridge.

Liverpool. Nesfield, Retford, Armour Transport, Thorburn International, Aintree Storage, Kall Transport, P. Conner, Seaforth Oil Services, GV Jones.

North east. Fracks of Aycliffe, Shaw of Durham, A. Featherstone, CN Hadley of Darlington, NT Whitfield of Stockton, Bradley's of Darlington.

Yorkshire. Hillstate of Rotherham, Harry Westerman of Leeds, Jonsons Greight of Hull, Bedale Transport, JoDa Freight of Crosshills, DTS of Thirsk.

South of England. LRC of London, M&S Transport Soughampton, AA Farmer of Kent, W. Humphreys of London, Colin Johnson Melksham, Bugle Transport Cornwall, Sayers of Newbury, Heavyhaul of Chelmsford, Walford of Grays, Brain Haulage of Essex.

East England. RE Harradine of Erith, ACK Haulage Northampton, HC Wilson Bury St Edmunds, Turners of Rushden, Moores of Suffolk, WH Betts of March, Potter of Woolaston.

The Midlands. Brookes of Willenhall, A. Ruby, PM Davis Birmingham, Jeavons Birmingham, AE Hawkins of Kingswinford, Adam Jones of Blackheath, Ponsonby of Aston, A. Hingley of Brierley Hill, PG Starkey, Marsden of West Bromwich, Factory Plant Removals, Bakers of Tipton, Leighton of Kidderminster, Beck and Pollitzer, EG Donaldson of Bromsgrove, Cox of Oldbury, AR Keen Telford, LP Transport of Tividale, Everitt of Willenhall, Albright and Wilson, Arthur Jones, Leigh Environmental, NA Taylor of Mow Cop, Beresford of Stoke, Peter Bowker of Bridgnorth, Hayes Freight, Gayden Transport, Male & Sons, Highfield Haulage, Northrose of Droitwich, Roundoak of Dudley, Opal Transport Bloxwich, Haywards of Walsall.

Shropshire! There are a few Shropshire haulage companies inside, including Edwards of Market Drayton, Peter G. Bowker of Bridgnorth, John T. Howells of Clun, Cadwallader and DR Jebb of Oswestry, J. Pugh of Lydbury North, Lloyds of Ludlow, Freight Services and AR Keen of Telford, Swains of Stretton, Crowthers of Craven Arms, Forrester of Whixall, 

Many familiar with the 1 Series Scania will recognise these hard working companies! This is how Scanias of the past looked on out roads.

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