issue 183 (February – March 2023)

issue 183 (February – March 2023)

Maidstone & District had 95 Leyland Panthers; Mike Hodges tells their story, and there is more on London Transport's single-door AEC Swifts. Also, we have David Toy explaining all about Leyland's final version of the Atlantean, the AN69.

We're off to the wilds of Scotland through magnificent scenery on the mailbus from Achnasheen Hotel, and crossing the river Wear on two different, rather interesting bridges. And we take a look at buses in Stockport, buses on a hot day in Brighton and a Midland Red S22 that went to Brighton, with running repairs on the way.

We also explore some unusual buses in Ipswich, travel up Porlock (again) and Countisbury Hills in Somerset and Devon, and browse through a Midland General bus album from The Bus Archive.

in this issue

  • a lot of Panthers – the story of Maidstone & District's
  • a lot of climbing – where Exmoor meets the coast
  • Ipswich oddities – more uncommon types in the Suffolk town
  • pre-war London oddities – in a couple of new books
  • a sorry Southdown Leopard – looking blue in Ireland
  • the best place to see buses? – Stockport scenes live on
  • a Midland General album – from The Bus Archive
  • London's single-door Swifts – in other parts of the capital
  • when an S22 went to Brighton – rather frugally, too
  • … and a hot Brighton again – with all the windows open
  • from Achnasheen Hotel – mailbus meanderings in the Highlands
  • over the river Wear – two bridges with buses in the North East
  • the next Leyland Atlantean – a look at the AN69


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