Newport's Municipal Buses
Newport is host to one of two surviving municipal operations in South Wales. Andrew Wiltshire's book takes a chronological look at the passenger transport of Newport from horse drawn trams of the 19th century to electric buses of 2020; Newport being the first operator to use such vehicles in South Wales.
Newport's fleet went from being a predominantly double-deck operation in the 1930s to one of largely single-deckers by the mid-1950s. Leyland Titans and later Atlanteans followed and dominated the fleet for some time, but from 1971, Newport turned to Scania for many years buying both single and double-deckers.
Andrew's informative text is embellished with many comprehensive data tables, and more than 260 black & white and colour photographs.
Hardback, 184 pages, black & white and colour photographs
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Updated: 29 December 2021