First Western National- The Bristol VR Era

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Western National is a company with a long history and upon privatisation in 1987 introduced a striking new livery to replace the all-conquering NBC Green. The company was initially part-owned by Plympton Coachlines and Badgerline, but upon Badgerline's merger with GRT Holdings, it became a FirstBus Company. Starting initially as First Western National, later changing to plain First on the buses, the company became First Devon and Cornwall. Changes took place around the company with some depots closing or being relocated, and competition being encountered from various independents, Western Greyhound and Plymouth Citybus. The company has always had a very varied fleet, even including, for a short time, ex-London Metrobuses, a heritage Bristol FLF and even a couple of Routemasters for special events. But one of the company's greatest claims to fame was being the last big fleet to operate Bristol VRTs in normal service in large numbers.
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Lead Time (Time in weeks for us to obtain a copy if out of stock) 2
Stock Code A7682.0
Author Smith V
ISBN13 9781445676821
Height(mm) 234
Width(mm) 165
Page Count 96
Pictures 180
Publication Date 7 Feb 2020
Publication Status Available