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Transportation Company - British United Traction - Bus

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Company Name British United Traction
Division or Subsidiary of Associated Equipment Company (AEC)
Category Bus
Year Founded 1946
Final Year of Operation 1964
Termination Dissolved
Country United Kingdom (Details)
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Transportation Company - British United Traction - Bus

Company History: British United Traction was established in 1946 when AEC and Leyland amalgamated their trolleybus interests. Neither had produced trolleybuses since early years of World War II. With both forecasting that demand would return to pre-war levels as networks began to close, a joint venture was formed. The new company was organised so that AEC would design and produce vehicles for the UK market while Leyland looked after export markets, although there were some exceptions to this. The only noticeable difference between the manufacturers output was the wheels.

Initially vehicles were produced at Leyland's Ham, London factory, with the first vehicles completed in 1947 for Johannesburg. After the factory closed 1948, production moved to AEC's Southall and Leyland's Leyland, Lancashire factories. Following AEC's acquisition of Crossley Motors, AEC transferred its production to the latter's Stockport factory. Trolleybus production wound down in the late 1950s, however a final batch for Wellington was built at Scammell's, Watford factory in 1964.

Brief History:
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Item created by: CNW400 on 2020-04-09 22:58:14. Last edited by CNW400 on 2020-08-29 11:35:42

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