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The Fleet Book of Hong Kong Buses
Kowloon Motor Bus and Long Win
 
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This book was published in late January 2011. It is the first fleetbook by Dominic and the most noticeable difference between this and previously published fleetbooks is its large size. I am grateful t o Dominic K H Kung for providing a sample copy to ebable me to prepare the following review.

It contains 128 pages and all text is in Chinese. Its format is as follows:-
Page 3 - Introduction of KMB
Page 7 - Double-deckers
Page 77 - Single-deckers

Page 94 - Introduction of Long Win

Page 104 - Training Buses

Page 108 - Classic Buses

Page 112 - Service trucks
Page 114 - Lists of KMB/Long Win fleets and routes
Page 127 - Specifications                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
The larger size of this fleetbook compared to previous ones allows the use of larger photographs demonstrating the differing vehicle types. Text is very brief and as mentioned above all in Chinese. I found on or two of the photographs, especially in the Long Win section, to be quite dark. The actual fleet list section totals ten pages towards the rear of the book and as one would expect is broken down into class types. The information provided for each class type consists of the fleet number and registration number. The final two pages of the book give the specification for the varying class types and this is in a landscape table format.    

As a photographic record of the current KMB and Long Win fleet, I think this book is quite superb, with the exception of a few dark photographs. Its larger size is a positive in this respect, but for use as a reference book for a detailed fleet list, its size becomes a negative and the information for each vehicle is not as comprehensive, or as easy to access, as I would expect.
       

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 Title :  The Fleet Book of Hong Kong Buses - KMB & Long Win
 Author :  Dominic K H Kung
 Published by :  Overground Publishing
 Year of publication :  January 2011
 ISBN :  978-988-18937-4-1
 Size :   210mm x 297mm
 Pages :   128
 Cover :  Softback
 Price :  HK$138
 

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