Leyland Atlanteans: The Twilight Years (Amberley)

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From its launch in 1958, the Leyland Atlantean played a pivotal role in the British bus industry. The first double-deck bus in the UK to offer a design layout of front entrance and rear engine, the Atlantean enjoyed an uninterrupted production run of nearly thirty years, with examples put into service throughout the United Kingdom and beyond.

In Leyland Atlanteans: The Twilight Years author, Howard Wilde, takes a nostalgic look back at the final years of Leyland's Atlantean buses, from the end of production in the mid-1980s to the present day. Images feature a colourful selection of Atlanteans in different roles over the UK and Ireland. The selection covers double-deckers, single-deckers, Non-PSV and preserved examples and pays tribute to this true workhorse of the UK bus industry: a bus that will, at some time or other, have transported many members of the UK bus-using population to work, school or play.

A brief history is followed by 181 colour photographs, accompanied by detailed captions, mainly displayed in two-per-page format. 96 pages.

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