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History Of The Leyland Bus

Author : Ron Phillips
ISBN : 9781847978783
Genre : Transportation
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A superbly 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. Also covers the evolution of the Leyland Bus company, and tells the full story behind the iconic Leyland badge. Including some previously unseen illustrations, the book gives 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 are given including the Lion, Titan and Olympic ranges. Gearless buses and rear-engined double-deckers are covered as well as charabancs, trolleybuses, First World War military vehicles and overseas models. This will be an essential guide to these much-treasured vehicles and is beautifully illustrated with some never-before-seen pictures from the Leyland company's archives including 153 black & white photographs and 106 colour and b&w prints.
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Leyland Buses Since 1955

Author : Stewart J. Brown
ISBN : 0711036527
Genre : Leyland buses
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This title examines Leyland's bus and coach production between the mid-1950s and the demise of the name in the 1980s. The book features approximately 85 colour illustrations which explore the variety of both double- and single-decks models constructed by the company.
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Leyland Double Decker Buses

Author : Howard Berry
ISBN : 9781445687131
Genre : Transportation
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This, the third in a series of books showcasing the products of the passenger division of Leyland since 1960 with previously unpublished images of iconic double-decker buses.
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The London Ls

Author : Matthew Wharmby
ISBN : 9781473862296
Genre : Transportation
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Dissatisfied with the reliability of its AEC Merlin and Swift single-deck buses, London Transport in 1973 purchased six Leyland Nationals for evaluation. Liking what it saw of this ultimate standard product, where even the paint swatch was of Leylands choice, LT took up an option to buy fifty more from a canceled export order and then bought further batches of 110, 30 and 140 to bring the LS class to 437 members by the middle of 1980. A year later the last MBAs and SMSs were replaced on Red Arrow services by sixty-nine new Leyland National 2s.Straightforward but reliable, the LS satisfied London Transports single-deck needs for a decade and a half, often standing in for double-deckers when needed, and then going on to help hold the fort during the tough years of early tendering, during which some innovative LS operations introduced several new liveries and identities. The type served the ten years expected out of it with few worries, only starting to disappear when minibuses came on strength at the end of the 1980s. Although the LS was formally retired by 1992, refurbishment programs gave survivors an extended lease of life, bringing us the National Greenway, the ultimate development of the Leyland National. Most of the Red Arrow National 2s thus became GLSs, and lasted until 2002.Matthew Wharmby is an author, photographer and editor specializing in London bus history. His published books include London Transports Last Buses: Leyland Olympians L 1-263, Routemaster Requiem and Routemaster Retrospective (with Geoff Rixon), London Transport 1970-1984 (with R. C. Riley), The London Titan and The London Metrobus. He has also written many articles for Buses, Bus & Coach Preservation, Classic Bus and London Bus Magazine.
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Leyland Single Decker Buses

Author : Howard Berry
ISBN : 9781445687094
Genre : Transportation
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This, the second in a series of books showcasing the products of the passenger division of Leyland since 1960 with previously unpublished images covering a variety of types and eras of Single-Decker Buses.
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Comeng A History Of Commonwealth Engineering Volume I 1921 1955

Author : John Dunn
ISBN : 9781925078008
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The history of Commonwealth Engineering spans some 70 years and its story is really a window into Australia’s industrial and manufacturing development from the end of the First World War through to the early 1990s. At its peak the Comeng Holdings empire was the largest manufacturer of railway rolling stock in the Southern Hemisphere and at its zenith had the largest order book for rolling stock of any company in the world.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Official History Of Privatisation

Author : David Parker
ISBN : 9780415692212
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is Volume II of Professor Parker's authoritative Official History of Privatisation, covering the period from the re-election of Margaret Thatcher in 1987 to the election of Tony Blair in 1997. Volume II considers in detail several of the major privatisations, including those of airports, steel, water, electricity, coal and the railways, as well as a number of smaller ones. Each privatisation involved major challenges in terms of industrial restructuring, organising successful sales and, in a number of cases, establishing effective regulatory regimes. The policy evolved and new methods of selling and regulating were put in place that enabled further disposals to occur. Monolithic nationalised industries with their emphasis on the benefits of economies of scale, vertical integration and rationalisation, were replaced by industrial structures rooted in the importance of commercial management, risk taking and competition. In government departments and parts of the National Health Service, direct employees were replaced by private contractors, and private investment became a characteristic of public infrastructure in the form of PFI/PPP schemes. This study draws heavily on the official records of the British government, to which the author was given full access and on interviews with the leading figures involved in each of the privatisations, including ex-ministers, civil servants, business and City figures, as well as academics that have studied the subject. This book will of great interest to students of privatisation, British political history and of business and economics in general.
Category: Business & Economics

The Official History Of Privatisation Vol Ii

Author : David Parker
ISBN : 9781136331220
Genre : History
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This is Volume II of Professor Parker's authoritative Official History of Privatisation, covering the period from the re-election of Margaret Thatcher in 1987 to the election of Tony Blair in 1997. Volume II considers in detail several of the major privatisations, including those of airports, steel, water, electricity, coal and the railways, as well as a number of smaller ones. Each privatisation involved major challenges in terms of industrial restructuring, organising successful sales and, in a number of cases, establishing effective regulatory regimes. The policy evolved and new methods of selling and regulating were put in place that enabled further disposals to occur. Monolithic nationalised industries with their emphasis on the benefits of economies of scale, vertical integration and rationalisation, were replaced by industrial structures rooted in the importance of commercial management, risk taking and competition. In government departments and parts of the National Health Service, direct employees were replaced by private contractors, and private investment became a characteristic of public infrastructure in the form of PFI/PPP schemes. This study draws heavily on the official records of the British government, to which the author was given full access and on interviews with the leading figures involved in each of the privatisations, including ex-ministers, civil servants, business and City figures, as well as academics that have studied the subject. This book will of great interest to students of privatisation, British political history and of business and economics in general.
Category: History

International Bibliography Of Business History

Author : Terence Richard Gourvish
ISBN : 0415086418
Genre : Business & Economics
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World Cat: This unique Bibliography covers the breadth and depth of research in business history. Fully up-to-date, this book covers business sectors of all types and includes publications in French, German and Japanese.
Category: Business & Economics

The Leyland Man

Author : Mike A. Sutcliffe
ISBN : 1861265727
Genre : Transportation
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This book tells the story of the man and his buses, from the 1908 Leyland X-type, the oldest restored British-built motor-bus in the world, to the unique London Pirate 'Chocolate Express" of 1925.
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London Transport S Last Buses

Author : Matthew Wharmby
ISBN : 9781473869707
Genre : Transportation
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The Olympian was Leyland's answer to the competition that was threatening to take custom away from its second-generation OMO double-deck products. Simpler than the London Transportcentric Titan but, unlike that integral model, able to respond to the market by being offered as a chassis for bodying by the bodybuilder of the customer's choice, the Olympian was an immediate success and soon replaced both the Atlantean and Bristol VRT as the standard double-decker of the NBC. It wasn't until 1984 that London Transport itself dabbled with the model, taking three for evaluation alongside trios of contemporary double-deckers.The resulting L class spawned an order for 260 more in 1986, featuring accessibility advancements developed by LT in concert with the Ogle design consultancy, but the rapid changes engulfing the organisation meant that no more were ordered. During the 1990s company ownerships shifted repeatedly as the ethos of competition gave way to the cold reality of big business, an unstable situation which even saw London's bus operations broken up.The L class was split between three new companies, but the backlog of older vehicles to replace once corporate interests released funding ensured the buses up to a further decade in service. Finally, as low-floor buses swept into the capital at the turn of the century, Olympian operation at last declined, and the final examples operated early in 2006.This profusely illustrated book describes the diversity of liveries, ownerships and deployments that characterised the London Leyland Olympians' two decades of service.
Category: Transportation

The History Of Optare

Author : Keith A. Jenkinson
ISBN : 1445696940
Genre : History
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Bus builder Optare was formed by some of its employees in 1984 from the closure of old-established coachbuilder Chas H.Roe at Crossgates, Leeds. After establishing itself as a 'new company' and introducing a new product range - initially in the minibus field - it purchased the designs of Birmingham-based MCW when that concern took the decision to cease bus building. After being acquired by Dutch bus builder DAF, following the collapse of that company Optare repurchased itself and became independent again. Then, it was acquired by Hungarian manufacturer American Bus Industries but, history repeating itself, it was repurchased by its management to become independent again. Then, it was purchased in a reverse takeover by the Darwen Group who owned East Lancashire Coachbuilders who, in turn, was acquired by Indian manufacturer Ashok-Leyland, in whose ownership it remains today, albeit still working from its established manufacturing base in Yorkshire.A company with a fascinating story, it is one whose history should be recorded.
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United Counties Buses

Author : David Beddall
ISBN : 9781526755575
Genre : Transportation
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United Counties Buses – A Fleet History begins by taking a brief look at the expansion of the United Counties Omnibus Company since its formation in September 1921 through to its demise in October 2014. The company acquired over fifty independent operators between 1922 and 1938 giving the company prominence in Northamptonshire and surrounding areas. May 1952 saw the fleet double in size with the acquisition of the Midland area of the Eastern National Omnibus Company, encompassing Bedfordshire, north Buckinghamshire and north Hertfordshire. The National Bus Company split United Counties into three operating companies in 1986, United Counties, Luton & District and MK Citybus, halving the size of the fleet. After being acquired by the Stagecoach Group in 1987, the company was largely left untouched. The main focus of the book looks at the vehicles operated by the company, covering the numerous types operated by United Counties themselves. The various liveries, both fleet and advertising liveries are also listed with in the book.
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An Illustrated History Of Trucks And Buses

Author : Denis N. Miller
ISBN : 0883656396
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Surveys the development of buses and trucks from early eighteenth-century prototypes to today's rigs, off-road and construction vehicles, fire engines, and custom jobs
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British Buses 1967

Author : Jim Blake
ISBN : 9781473827172
Genre : Transportation
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This book looks at an important turning point in the history of the bus industry in Britain. 1967 was the penultimate year to the end of an era, when private and semi-nationalized company's operated the bus networks in this country.??After 1967 the network was never the same again, with the formation of the National Bus Company in 1968.??The NBC was a very bland organization compared to the colourful bus companies that had existed before nationalization, and many small municipal fleets amalgamated to form Passenger Transport Executives.??This comprehensive volume covers a large number of the bus companies throughout the country in 1967 and also has a good readable narrative describing Jim Blake's journeys travelling on these services across Britain.
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Guy Motors

Author : Kevin Warrington
ISBN : 9781785004988
Genre : Transportation
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Covering all the motor bus and trolleybus products of Guy Motors, this book recounts the history of an iconic British coachbuilder. It begins with the early origins of Sydney Guy's eponymous company, followed by the ubiquitous Arab bus and the eventual absorption of the company into the British Leyland empire. Starting with the small single deck vehicles of the 1920s, the story continues with the development of the six-wheeled chassis, with both internal combustion and electrically powered trolleybus formats. The book also examines the leading technological developments in braking, suspension and chassis design, now commonplace, that were to lead to both the Victory and Wulfrunian products, neither of which were the commercial success originally intended. The story develops with the acquisition of the Guy Motors business by Jaguar and eventual absorption into British Leyland, and ends with the final Guy Motors inspired designs sold under the Leyland brand. In addition to new images of preserved vehicles, the book is illustrated with an extensive selection of period images of vehicles in normal service and manufacturer's sales brochures. A full marque history of Guy Motors, the iconic British coachbuilder, covering all the motor bus and trolleybus products. Of special interest for all bus enthusiasts and those who restore and preserve buses and coaches. Covers the origins of the company; the development of the Arab range from its rebirth in WWII until the 1970s. Illustrated with archive material, contemporary material and new colour photography of preserved Guy buses and coaches. 168 colour and 148 black & white photographs are included.
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Shuttle Buses

Author : David Granger
ISBN : 139810826X
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Packed with previously unpublished photographs, this book celebrates the thirty years of Shuttle Buses.
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Restoring A Bus

Author : Kenny Barclay
ISBN : 9781445673738
Genre : Transportation
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In this highly illustrated edition Kenny Barclay offers a fascinating recollection of how he restored four of his buses.
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A History Of British Bus Services North East

Author : David Holding
ISBN : UVA:X000074090
Genre : Transportation
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David Holding's fully-researched and detailed survey of the north east bus services that carried workers, families and holidaymakers. Well-illustrated with photographs, the study also includes a route map.
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