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Far East Buses - Bangkok - Part One Trams and Buses to 1976


This book holds a summary of tramway development from circa 1894 and illustrates the tramcars in use until the demise of the system in 1968. They are illustrated by many photos, including those in colour taken by Wally Higgins in 1959-61. Two tram-like suburban light railways are also covered. The coverage of the buses is presented in largely photographic form and is even more profusely illustrated, largely in colour by photos taken by Charlie Sullivan during his days in the US military 1963-65. The White Bus Co. (Nai Lert), which can trace its origins back almost as far as the trams, is featured and its fleet included a number of British-built Leyland Comets and Vikings together with the products of Indian based Ashok-Leyland, as well as those of West Germany, Japan and the USA. The buses of twenty-six other operators are illustrated, including an extensive section devoted to the Transport Co. Ltd., a state-owned operation that operated its iconic orange buses within the Bangkok Municipality.



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