Stadtverkehr Bildarchiv Band 9: Damals auf Linie - 3 (EK)

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A third volume of colour photographs illustrating the development of motor bus vehicles in Germany from the 1970s and 1980s. The 1970s were something of a watershed for motor buses, with new VÖV specifications leading to enhnced standards of safety and regulation. A consequence was that that numerous smaller body manufacturers were no longer competitive under the new framework conditions and disappeared from the market.

The larger manufactures, including Mercedes, MAN, and initially Büssing, each brought their own standard buses onto the market, although due to the new regulations, these were quite similar in appearance. The great variety of types of the 1950s and 1960s rapidly began to disappear.

Stadtverkehr-Bldarchiv Band 9 contains a photographic record of the period and illustrates many of these first “standard” designs. It features some of the first articulated buses with rear-wheel drive and electronic articulation control developed by Mercedes – an important milestone in bus development.

The majority of photographs are in colour and most are presented in one-per-page format with detailed captions providing extra information about the subject. 96 pages. Hardback. German text.

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