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Citybus: Belfast Buses 1973 – 1988 Vol 5

 

 
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ISBN: 9781898392996
 
RRP: £18.00
 
Format: Softback, 176 pages, 180mm x 232mm; 2005
 
Photos/Illustrations: 133 b/w and 75 colour photographs
 
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In this long-awaited addition to the Buses in Ulster series, Will Hughes looks at Belfast’s red buses from the takeover in 1973 to the retirement of Managing Director Werner Heubeck in 1988. This was a difficult period for the new company, with many vehicles maliciously destroyed and passenger numbers in decline. It was, however, a time of much interest to the enthusiast with numerous vehicles acquired second-hand from operators throughout England – Daimler Fleetlines from Potteries Motor Traction and Northern General, AEC Merlins and Swifts from London and Eastern Coach Works-bodied Bristol REs from various National Bus Company subsidiaries. All of the types of vehicles operated are illustrated, as are some of the people who worked on them. Interesting asides are the sections on preserved former Citybus vehicles and those buses which operated in the city during the period covered and then moved ‘Beyond Belfast’.

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Citybus: Belfast Buses 1973 – 1988 Vol 5 by Will Hughes

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