“Freight at the Back: New Zealand’s Distinctive Composite Buses & Coaches” by Sean Millar. ISBN 978-0-908729-05-4.
Price NZD $20.00. Post & packing for one copy $4.00 within NZ. Post free on orders for two or more books, any selection. Overseas and wholesale postage costs supplied on request.
“For all interested in the bus and coach industry as well as New Zealand Railways Road Services, this book an essential in the library.”
New Zealand Railway Observer.
68 pages of which 20, including the covers, are in full colour. A4 format, staple bound. 180 photographs most of which are previously unpublished.
Organised by operator, this is a unique illustrated history of NZ’s composite freighter buses & coaches that were a distinctive part of the country’s road transport industry from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Featured chassis makes & models: AEC Reliance, AEC Ranger, Albion Clydesdale, Ansair Flxible, Austin, Bedford SB, Bedford NFM, Bedford VAL, Bedford VAM, Bedford YMT, Bedford YRQ, Commer, Domino Tourmaster, Ford R1114, Ford R1014, Hino BG100, Hino BG300, Hino BT51, Leyland Royal Tiger, Leyland Tiger Cub, Mercedes-Benz 1319 Mercedes-Benz 1617, Mount Cook-Denning CC, Nissan Nomad TC81, Scania BF110, Volvo B58, Volvo B10M, Seddon Pennine.
Featured coach builders: Coachwork International, Dargaville Machinery Co (DEMAC), Emslie Consolidated, H & H Travel Lines, Hawke Coachwork, Midland Coachlines, Mount Cook-Denning, New Zealand Motor Bodies (NZMB), Stratford Motor Bodies.
Allan’s Coach Lines
Blue Bus Services
E A Chandler
H & H Travel Lines
Hallowes Passenger Service
Halse Passenger Service
Kaikohe Bus Co
Mount Cook Landlines
Nattrass & Co
NZ Railways Road Services
Bruce Routley Ltd
White Bus Service
White Star Passenger & Freight