Giant Daimlers for Hong Kong
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AT order for 20 special Daimler doubledecker bus chassis has been received from Dodwell and Co. Ltd., distributors, Hong Kong. The buses, destined for the Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd., will be 21 ft. 6 in.—wheelbase versions of the Daimler CVG 6LX-30 chassis designed to take 34 ft.-long bodies seating 78 passengers with room for 40 standees.
The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. already operates a fleet of similar-sized AEC Regent double-deckers, but the new buses will be the first Daimlers of this size, although nearly 400 smaller Daimler double-deckers are in service with the company.
Meanwhile, at home, Doncaster Corporation Transport has ordered two Daimler Fleetline double-deckers with bodies by Chas H. Roe Ltd. These will be the first rear-engined double-deckers to join the Doncaster fleet.
Another important order for Fleetlines comes from Derby Corporation Transport, which recently placed the first of 13 buses of this type into service. The latest order calls for a further 15 Fleetlines.