British Buses in Portugal (Paperback)

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British Buses in Portugal (Paperback)

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From 1940 until the mid-1970s Britain supplied Portugal with many of its bus chassis. In the capital city of Lisbon, the local operator was CCFL who were the first buyer of heavyweight British-built bus chassis. Between 1947 and 1949 some 141 single-deckers were placed in service, mostly being AEC Regal IIIs, but with a smattering of Leyland OPS1s, Albion Valkyries, and Maudslay Marathons. Many of the AECs were rebodied in the 1960s. The first double-deckers were two Leyland Titan PD1As arriving in 1947, but from 1950 a large fleet of AEC Regent III and Vs were purchased with the last ones arriving in 1967 as integral UTIC-AECs. All of these looked like typical British municipal buses. Small batches of Guy Conquest and AEC Reliances single-deckers arrived in the 1960s while between 1967 and 1972 55 Daimler Fleetlines were purchased, but these were the final British chassis built for Lisbon. With a wonderful array of photographs, David Harvey tells the story of British buses in both Lisbon and Portugal as a whole, documenting a period where the public transport of Portugal would have seemed familiar to any British tourist.
David Harvey is a well-respected and authoritative author who has written extensively for Classic Bus magazine and has had many previous transport titles published by Amberley.
Product Details ISBN: 9781445692630
ISBN-10: 1445692635
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication Date: September 15th, 2019
Pages: 128
Language: English