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Buses and Coaches of Bristol and Eastern Coach Works

By Nigel Furness

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ISBN: 9781847976970
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 24/03/2014
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 250 colour photographs

The Buses and Coaches of Bristol and Eastern Coach Works outlines the history of Bristol Commercial Vehicles and Eastern Coach Works (ECW), two manufacturers that together developed some of the most familiar buses and coaches of the twentieth century. The book covers the full production histories and specifications for the standard range of models produced from 1936 to 1983.

Fully illustrated throughout with hundreds of photographs, the book covers:

  • The origins of Bristol and ECW.
  • Development of Bristol models in the 1930s - J-type single-decker, K-type double-decker and L-type single decker
  • The engines, including the Bristol petrol and diesel engines, and other manufacturers' engines used in Bristol chassis
  • The Lodekka - the radical replacement for the Lowbridge double-decker in the 1950s
  • The single-deckers of the 1950s - The LWL, LS, SC, and MW
  • The rear-engined era - The RE single-decker and the VR double-decker
  • The lightweight LH single-decker and the final years of production
  • Owners' experiences and advice on buying a bus for preservation

RRP: £25.00

Site Price: £20.00

E-Book Edition: £20.00 (incl. VAT)


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Latest Reviews
" Packed with mostly colour pictures on good quality glossy paper, this is a must for all followers of the marque and those with an interest in buses and coaches over the years. "
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Reviewed By: Historic Commercial Vehicle Society

" To sum up, this book is a must for lovers of Public Service Vehicles and the products of Bristol and Eastern Coach Works in particular. Whilst this is a very detailed book it is also an easy and flowing read and very difficult to put down. A valuable addition to the bookshelf of any enthusiast. "
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Reviewed By: Historic Transport Club Newsletter

" Given the exceptionally comprehensive text and wide-ranging high-quality illustrations, the price represents very good value. "
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Reviewed By: Roads & Road Transport History Association

" I can thoroughly recommend the volume to add to you collection, it is a very easy read and does not overwhelm you with data specifications. "
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Reviewed By: Trident Magazine

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