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Buses and Coaches of Bristol and Eastern Coach Works
 
 

Buses and Coaches of Bristol and Eastern Coach Works [Kindle Edition]

Nigel RB Furness
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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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. The variety of engines used to power Bristol-ECW is outlined and a mechanical specification for each chassis is provided, along with a description of the different body styles produced by ECW for each chassis. There is also a chapter on owners' experiences and advice on buying a bus for preservation.Coverage includes the 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. Illustrated throughout with 250 colour photographs - many of them previously unpublished.

About the Author

Nigel Furness was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1955. Educated in Bristol, he holds qualifications in Engineering, Education and a BSc in Computing. His early working life was in electronic engineering and computers, and he recently retired after a successful career in Further and Higher Education. Nigel has owned a number of classic vehicles over the years, including a 1949 Bristol L6B single-decker bus and a 1966 Bristol MW.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 66759 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Crowood (31 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I7JD3ZK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #457,756 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bus memories! 28 April 2014
By S M DIX
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this history of the Bristol/ECW buses, particularly as I live just up the road from Lowestoft,and was a bus mechanic when I left school *ahem* years ago....
I would say this book is an essential 'must own' book for your library....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book 27 April 2014
By Cullis
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this for a friend's birthday and he was absolutely thrilled by it. He is a Bristol RE coach owner himself so this book was the perfect gift, lots of beautiful bus pictures and well written and laid out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift 5 April 2014
By Jo wait
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my uncles birthday as he has a Bristol fully restored he loved the book and loved seeing the early pictures of the buses
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very, very beautiful book. 18 July 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Good typography, lovely photos and well written. I bought this book as a present for my father because his first job in the 1940s was with the Bristol Bus company. He thoroughly enjoyed his time there and this book brought back many happy memories.
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