The AEC Story - From the Regent to the Monarch, by Brian Thackray
Book published by Amberley in 2012, 256 pages. Paperback (N4780)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: From 1929 until 1979, a succession of buses and trucks trundled out of the AEC works in Southall, Middlesex. The company was responsible for the successful Routemaster double-decker buses, used by London Transport, as well as numerous other bus and lorry designs.
This book examines in some detail the AEC's passenger commercial vehicle designs of the early and middle 1930's, and also provides a fascinating account of the development of the high-speed oil engine and the less familiar military and off road designs the company produced during this period. There is also information on the railcars built for the Great Western Railway.
Of interest to people who once worked in the factory, which closed down in 1979 as well as to those with an interest in British buses and commercial vehicles.