Director PHILIP KIRK provides our first quarterly update on additions to the industry’s collection of historical material, highlighting some fascinating documents from South Wales Transport that explain its purchase of ex-London DMSs

The letter from South Wales director and general manager Dick Roberts, requesting NBC chief executive Robert Brook’s permission to buy eight London DMSs from the Ensign dealership.
Documentation from 1978 detailing the price paid by South Wales Transport for a new Leyland-engined Bristol VRT, less government new bus grant, and its expected life of 14 years.

Since the creation of The Bus Archive a year ago, material has been coming in from enthusiasts and the bus and coach industry.


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