issue 191 (June – July 2024)

issue 191 (June – July 2024)

Early ECW bodied Bristol LH buses had vision-restricting shallow windscreens; some later modified and later models had much better screens. Robert Appleton and Mike Hodges both take a look. We also feature more on MCW’s Metropolitan coaches, more buses leaning over, more on badges, and more on Birch taxis (or, rather, one that never was)…

Mike Fenton introduces classic coach builder, Gurney Nutting, David Toy assesses the Leyland Panther Cub, and Ray Bignell puzzles about precarious steps up to a roof luggage rack. From The Bus Archive we have a report of when Brighton got its first trolleybuses, only for the war years to make sure they didn’t really run until afterwards.

Allan Macfarlane remembers a trip to the Welsh mountains by steamer (and bus, of course), Michael Dryhurst remembers Margo of South London and Bexhill remembers The Italian Job, but did it have a plan? As always, there is much to quicken the pulse…

in this issue

  • shallow windscreens – on Bristol LH buses
  • Gurney Nutting – a look at another classic coachbuilder
  • Brighton's first trolleybuses – from the Bus Archive
  • Ribble's 'hump' coaches – but not that easy to get to the hump bit
  • Birch Mk2 – this taxi adventure didn't get off the ground
  • the Leyland Panther Cub – David Toy looks at this rear-engined model
  • long service badges – and a Midland Red letter to staff
  • remembering Margo – and some of its buses
  • The Italian Job – in Bexhill
  • more buses leaning over – in London, Brighton and Birmingham
  • Safeguard reaches 100 – and celebrates
  • west of the Irwell – a great new book about Salford
  • over the sea to…Wales – Allan Macfarlance's day trip adventure
  • more MCW Metropolitans – at the 1967 British Coach Rally


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