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Bristol Album - buses, coaches and lorries

Product Code: AR169
1 review |
$9.00

Bristol buses were sturdy, dependable, workmanlike pieces of engineering. Similarly, the bodywork by Eastern Coach Works (ECW), seen on so many Bristol chassis, was well-proportioned and well-constructed, without any frills or furbelows. Tens of thousands of Bristol buses and coaches saw service on British roads down the years without fuss or fanfare. Enthusiasts for other bus builders regarded the privileged position of Bristol and ECW as the in-house providers for the Tilling companies (and thus the nationalised undertakings) as an unfair advantage. Yes, Bristol-ECW had a guaranteed market, but there were more managers of municipal or independent bus companies who looked with envy at the Bristols in their local Tilling fleet than vice versa. In the 1950s the author lived in an area where joint services were operated by the municipality and a BTC company. People stepped back from the bus stop to let a Corporation lowbridge Leyland pass, if they saw a Bristol Lodekka approaching in the distance. Everybody preferred the Lodekka.

The history of the company began when the Bristol Tramways & Carriage Co produced motor vehicles for its own use in 1907. Slow but steady development led to a well-engineered range of motor buses between the wars, which were now offered to other bus companies as well as Bristol Tramways. Just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Bristol produced two classic designs which would continue into the 1950s, the K-type double-decker and the L-type single-decker. More iconic designs followed, including the ground-breaking Lodekka, which by some sorcery offered the same internal headroom as a highbridge double-decker in the same overall height as a lowbridge bus. The last Bristol designs, including the RE single-decker and the VRT double-decker, ceased production in the early 1980s when the Brislington factory was closed by new owners Leyland. The last double deckers built at the famous factory were Leyland Olympians, which had actually been designed at Bristol. In this publication we also have the stories of Eastern Coach Works (ECW) and Brislington Body Works (BBW), Bristols's own coachbuilding department.

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    $31.00 - renews annually
    • 10 FREE Issues of "The Globe" Club Magazine per year.
    • Regular Updates of all NEW releases.
    • Postage to European Addresses - £5.95 on all orders.
    • FREE Christmas Vehicle Each Year.
    • FREE Copy of the Oxford Review - issued each year between June and August. This contains a review of the previous year's releases.
    • Special Purchasing on qualifying Oxford Vehicles, Buy 4 for 3 - Lowest Price Model is FREE.

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    • 10 FREE Issues of "The Globe" Club Magazine per year.
    • Regular Updates of all NEW releases.
    • Postage to rest of world - £6.95 on all orders.
    • FREE Christmas Vehicle Each Year.
    • FREE Copy of the Oxford Review - issued each year between June and August. This contains a review of the previous year's releases.
    • Special Purchasing on qualifying Oxford Vehicles, Buy 4 for 3 - Lowest Price Model is FREE.
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    25/06/2021
    Michael S.
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    I recommend this product
    Bristol Album

    A very well written and presented booklet with good illustrations