The Other Midland Reds BMMO SOS Buses 1924-40

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The Birmingham & Midland Motor Omnibus Company began to operate motor buses in the Birmingham and Black Country area in 1912 using Tilling-Stevens TTA12 and TTA2 models fitted with double-decker bodies. By 1914 the first thirty buses were sold to Birmingham Corporation Tramways when the famous 'Birmingham Agreement' came into effect, leaving the company with just seven double-deckers. This meant that the Corporation had the rights to operate their own buses within the Birmingham boundary while Midland Red could radiate its services from Birmingham while concentrating on developing its Black Country services. Throughout the 1920s Midland Red buses were responsible for the closure of many tramway systems. In the early 1920s the company had to develop a new type of single-decker. They purchased numerous small American buses and Mr Shire's report on these fast and lightweight buses was that the Midland Red should build its own buses to his specification. Thus the SOS marque was born.
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Stock Code AP329.0
Author Harvey D
ISBN13 9781445613291
Format Softback
Height(mm) 235
Width(mm) 156
Page Count 160
Pictures 175
Publication Date 20 Dec 2010
Publisher AMBERLEY PUBLISHING
Publication Status Out of print
Record last updated 28/05/2014