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Alexander Dennis Buses (Paperback)

Transport > Buses

By Gavin Booth
Imprint: Key Publishing
Series: Britain's Buses
Pages: 96
Illustrations: Over 120
ISBN: 9781802825763
Published: 15th May 2024

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Dennis and Alexander both grew separately. Dennis was very much a specialist chassis builder with a list of regular customers, while Alexander’s roots were in building bodies for a group of Scottish bus companies. Alexander broadened its customer base from the 1950s and was soon supplying bodies for bus operators throughout the UK and in several export markets. Dennis expanded dramatically in the 1980s with its best-selling Dart model. Since the two companies came together as Alexander Dennis Ltd in 2004, it has concentrated on designing and building a range of best-selling bus models. The coachbuilder Plaxton, established in 1907, joined Alexander Dennis in 2007, mainly producing coaches, but doubling up with Falkirk to produce the bus range. Alexander Dennis is one of the very few manufacturers building buses in the United Kingdom. With over 180 images, this book provides the history of the company and its subsequent emergence as a clear market leader.

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About Gavin Booth

Gavin Booth has written or edited more than 80 books since 1969. He has contributed extensively to the enthusiast and trade press, and created and has edited the magazine Classic Bus for 13 years. He has worked in and around the bus industry for more than 50 years, latterly as Chair of the passenger-focused body Bus Users UK. He is a past-President of The Omnibus Society.

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