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History of the Leyland Bus

By Ron Phillips

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ISBN: 9781847978776
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 23/02/2015
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 153 black & white photographs 20 black & white and 86 colour prints

A beautifully illustrated history of the Leyland bus, one of the most important British buses of the twentieth century. With full production histories and technical specifications for all the major models, A History of the Leyland Bus also includes the evolution of the Leyland Bus company, and tells the full story behind the iconic Leyland badge.


Including some previously unseen illustrations, the book covers:

  • A full company history - from beginnings as the Lancashire Steam Motor Company in 1886, to the acquisition by Volvo Buses in 1988
  • Technical details of all the main models - including the Lion, Titan and Olympic ranges
  • Gearless buses and rear-engined double-deckers
  • Charabancs, trolleybuses, First World War military vehicles and overseas models
  • The deregulation of the bus industry in Britain and the end of the Leyland bus

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Latest Reviews
" This book is a mine of information for the transport enthusiast and in particular fans of Leyland and buses, all printed on good quality paper with a lot of official pictures, now in the hands of the British Commercial Vehicle Museum. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Historic Commercial News

" This is a well-written history, accompanied by technical data and very high quality photographs, including previously unseen shots from the Leyland archives. This book is the perfect tribute to a marque that was once a major feature on streets both home and abroad. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Best of British

" As one of the most important bus manufacturers of the 20th century, it is only fitting that this division of Leyland Motors has been given such a beautifully presented history... this book is the perfect tribute to a marque that was once a major feature on streets both home and abroad. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Best of British Magazine - Book of the Month

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