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Vehicle - Vehicle - Bus - Bristol - MW
Name Bus, Bristol MW
Region Europe
Category Vehicle
Type Bus
SubType Bristol
Variety MW
Manufacturer Bristol Commercial Vehicles (Details)
Era UK Era 5: BR Late crest (1956-1968)
Source of Text Wikipedia
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Year(s) of Production 1932 - 1996

History: The Bristol MW (MW stands for "Medium Weight") is a bus and coach chassis designed and built between 1956 and 1966 by Bristol Commercial Vehicles Ltd (BCV) at Brislington, Bristol.

It had a horizontally mounted engine under the floor between the two axles allowing an entrance ahead of the front axle and a flat floor for its entire length and thus suitable for "one-man" operation. The chassis then had a body mounted upon it by a bodybuilder, either a bus body or a coach body. The MW replaced the earlier LS (Light Saloon), which was designed to be built into an integral bus or coach only by sister company Eastern Coachworks Ltd (ECW) based in Lowestoft. This prevented the sale of the mechanical underframe to other bodybuilders when a change in control of the company allowed this to happen. A few chassis were sent to Alexander at Falkirk to receive bodies to the specification of companies within the Scottish Bus Group.

Bristol Commercial Vehicles was a vehicle manufacturer located in Bristol, England. Most production was of buses but trucks and railbus chassis were also built. The Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company started to build buses for its own use in 1908 and soon started building vehicles for other companies. In 1955 this part of the business was separated out as Bristol Commercial Vehicles Limited. It closed in 1983 when production was moved to its then parent company Leyland.

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Item created by: gdm on 2019-11-14 17:27:04. Last edited by Jenna on 2019-11-15 08:58:34

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