|The model -
the second version of the BACo Fleetline was announced only a week before
it's actual release (12th November 2005). It features fleet number D1088
in the later predominantly cream livery.
- KMB's third and final order for Daimler (Leyland) Fleetlines (150 buses)
differed from the previous two orders, in that British Aluminium Company
(BACo) bodywork was specified. The BACo bodywork was certainly very different
from any other body type, being of a very angular design. This angular
design was even applied to the wheelarches! A predominantly red livery
was applied from new which tended to improve the appearance of the design.
One feature akin to the latest low floor buses was the use of a straight
D1088 entered service in January 1979 and
was withdrawn in January 1993.
The above information
has been extracted from the excellent reference book 'Hong
Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus',
by Mike Davis and
published by DTS Publishing.