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The London DMS Bus

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The London DMS Bus

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Vilified as the great failure of all London Transport bus classes, the DMS family of Daimler Fleetline was more like an unlucky victim of straitened times. Desperate to match staff shortages with falling demand for its services during the late 1960s, London Transport was just one organisation to see nationwide possibilities and savings in legislation that was about to permit double-deck one-man-operation and partially fund purpose-built vehicles. However, prohibited by circumstances from developing its own rear-engined Routemaster (FRM) concept, LT instituted comparative trials between contemporary Leyland Atlanteans and Daimler Fleetlines. The latter came out on top, and massive orders followed. The first DMSs entering service on 2 January 1971. In service, however, problems quickly manifested. This book takes a look at the DMS Bus from its introduction until its final demise.

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Stock Code: PS173.0
Author: Wharmby M
ISBN13: 9781783831739
Height(mm): 297
Width(mm): 210
Page Count: 200
Publication Date: 16 Jan 2017
Publisher: PEN & SWORD
Publication Status: Available
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