Wessex Buses 1970-1985: Local Authority Fleets, Independents and the Isle of Wight

Wessex Buses 1970-1985: Local Authority Fleets, Independents and the Isle of Wight

Celebrating Bristol

Celebrating Bristol

Bristol RE Buses and Coaches

Publication Date15th September 2020

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

A nostalgic collection of photographs of this iconic bus illustrating the Bristol RE in service from 1970 to 1994 in England and North Wales.
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ISBN
9781445695853
In 1961 the maximum length of single-deckers was increased to 36 feet. Bristol Commercial Vehicles and Eastern Coach Works designed their first rear-engined single-decker to take advantage of this new length.

Two prototypes were built and tested in service in 1962. United Automobile Services had the RELL version with a low chassis frame for bus work. South Midland had the RELH version with a high frame for coach work. Production started in 1963, with Eastern Coach Works-bodied buses and coaches for the nationalised Tilling Group companies, plus some Alexander-bodied coaches for the nationalised Scottish Motor Traction Group companies.

In this book the author illustrates the Bristol RE in service from 1970 to 1994 in England and North Wales. This includes Tilling Group companies, National Bus Company subsidiaries, municipal operators and independents, some of the new companies created from bus deregulation and privatisation from 1986, plus a few more recent photos of preserved Bristol REs.
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