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AEC Regent 3 Rochdale Corporation Bus 1940s, 1950s

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Classic AEC Regent 3 Rochdale Corporation Bus 1940s, 1950s

The “Provincial” Regent 3 was announced in 1946 with a 16ft 4in wheelbase and widths of 7ft 6in or 8ft. Engines were the AEC 9.6-litre oil-type with a 7.7-litre option, the latter coming with a four-speed sliding mesh gearbox and vacuum servo brakes. Changes to the technical specifications included longer bodywork in 1950 and an improved gearbox two years later. During the 1950s the Rochdale livery was a blue jewel in a sea of reds – Manchester, Bolton, Oldham, Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall, LUT, Ribble and North Western all ran into or near the town.

If you would like to find out more about the classic AEC Regent 3 Rochdale Corporation Bus art featured in this guide please click here.

Thank you for reading my guide and I hope you found it interesting!

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August 29, 2010 - Posted by | Buses | , , , , , , , ,

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