The Lodekka Alternatives, by Stewart J. Brown
Book published by Ian Allan in 2013, 96 pages. Large A4 size Hardback (N5470)
Brand New Book
This book examines the fascinating history and development of the many lower-ground alternatives to Bristol's Lodekka. As a result of trading restrictions, Bristol could only supply the Lodekka to the Tilling Group operators. Thus, this radical design was not available to other operators, leading to rival companies such as Leyland seeking to develop their own version. As such, a generation of lowbridge buses was created. Two models emerged from AEC - the Bridgemaster and Renown with a total of 430 vehicles manufactured - one from Albion (the Lowlander with 275 built) and one from Dennis (the Loline with 280 built).
Written by hugely popular road transport author Stewart Brown, this informative book delves deep into the history and development of these alternatives to Bristol's Lodekka, showcasing the many varieties of lowbridge buses that emerged at the time.