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BET Group Bus Fleets- The Final Years

BET Group Bus Fleets- The Final Years

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This book looks at the wonderful variety of buses and coaches operated by British Electric Traction group fleets in the 1960s, featuring previously unpublished photographs from Jim Blake's extensive archives.Not only did these fleets, which served most of England and Wales, have a splendid variety of British-built buses and coaches with chassis manufactured by the likes of AEC, Crossley, Daimler, Dennis, Guy and Leyland - with bodywork by such firms as Park Royal, Weymann, Metro-Cammell, East Lancs, Northern Counties, Roe, Duple, Plaxton, Willowbrook and Leyland again - but they also had an array of distinctive liveries. Sadly, the years covered by this book are the final years of the BET group, which was taken over by the nationalised Transport Holding Company in late 1967, as a prelude to the creation of the National Bus Company, under which the distinctive liveries of the BET group fleets, and even some of the operators themselves, would disappear.

Additional Information

Stock Code: PS726.0
Author: Blake J
ISBN13: 9781473857261
Height(mm): 297
Width(mm): 210
Page Count: 138
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2017
Publisher: PEN & SWORD
Publication Status: Available
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