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Alexander Dennis Buses

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SKU KB0272
ISBN: 9781802825763

Alexander Deniss Buses

Britain’s Buses Series, Vol. 16

Three of the best-known names in the history of British bus building, Alexander, Dennis and Plaxton, have survived the uncertainties of recent times to emerge stronger than ever as Alexander Dennis, Britain’s major bus and coach builder. With its roots in the 19th century, Dennis became a respected chassis builder.

Its innovative models like the Dart and Trident could be found throughout the UK and worldwide. Plaxton has built coach bodies at Scarborough for more than a century, like the trend-setting Panorama and Elite.

Today, it builds coach and bus bodies. At the same time, Alexander started building bodies as its bus operations spread through Scotland, producing classics like the Y type single-decker all the way to the current Enviro range. These companies grew individually as major players in the UK bus market, but together are now building zero-emission buses in Britain and assembling them throughout the world. Market-leading single-deck and double-deck Alexander Dennis buses can thus be found in daily service in Europe, Asia and North America.

With over 160 images, this book traces the story from the original, far-sighted pioneers to their successors, who weathered mergers, takeovers and potentially fatal financial problems to create the Alexander Dennis brand, cornerstone of Britain’s bus and coach building industry.


Author: Gavin Booth

96 page softback book

Expected release date by 26th September 2023