B.R.S. Order A.E.C. Eight-wheelers
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A TOTAL of 27 A.E.C. Mammoth PA Majors has been ordered by British Road Services during the past two weeks. Of this number 22 are new Mark V eightwheelers with retracted front axle. All vehicles will be powered by the A.E.C. AV590 sIx-cylindered 9.6-litre oil engine, which develops 125 b.h.p. at 1,800 r.p.m.
Orders for 80 A.E.C. passenger and goods vehicles were received from South Africa last week. The first of 32 Regal Mark IV single-deck buses, for service with Durban Transport Department, was due to leave Southampton yesterday. Bodies will be built. in Port Elizabeth by Bus Bodies (S.A.), Ltd. The past week also brought orders for 33 A.E.C. heavy-duty goods vehicles from Australia. These include six bonneted Mammoth Major six-wheelers and 27 forward-control models. All but three of these will have articulated rear bogies, The remainder will be fitted with balanced beam bogies. A repeat order for three A.E.C. Regent Mark V double-deckers has been received from the municipality of Angola. in Portuguese West Africa. Bodies are to be built by Metropolitan-Cam mell-Weymann, Ltd.