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Hong Kong 1984
Book 3 - Argos, Citybus, Lantau,
Macau, Trams & Others
   
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This book was published in October 2022 and is the final book in a series of three featuring the photographs of the author taken during his visit to the former colony in late October/early November 1984. The book is A5 in size with 68 pages and over 130 colour photographs and a small number of black and white.

Roger's first book, published in August 2021, features photographs of the China Motor Bus fleet whilst his second book, published in February 2022, covers the Kowloon Motor Bus fleet.

The first few pages include acknowledgements, an introduction and an index.  Citybus is the first Hong Kong operator to be featured, with seven pages devoted to this then relatively new company, including photographs of Ailsa Volvo V1, the former Bournemouth Fleetlines and the ex-London Transport DMSs. Argos is next, with photographs of a a number of ex-London Transport DMS types and a former Tayside Fleetline. Interestingly, the next chapter includes four pages devoted to two AEC Routemasters that were in the colony at the time of Roger's visit. Public Light Buses is the title of the next chapter and features two pages and five colour photographs of the various PLB operating at the time. Other Operators covers four pages and eight photographs of some rather interesting vehicles. Hong Kong Tramways features several photographs of trams including a visit to Sharp Street Depot.  A two-page feature on the Mass Transit Railway includes several photographs taken during a visit to the company's workshops and control room. Leaving Hong Kong and moving to the former Portuguese colony of Macau, no less than twenty-one pages are devoted to the operator Fok Lei, and these feature some super shots of former UK buses in the form of Bristol single and double-deckers, some having been rebuilt, along with a selection of other Leyland/Albion Vikings and Isuzus. The next chapter features photographs taken at an old Fok-Lei Bus Depot showing some of the company's retired buses. Staying in Macau, but moving on to the island's other operator, CTPEMI, later to become TCM. The final chapter focuses on Lantau Island, where New Lantao Bus has six pages including photographs of the company's Leyland Victory Mk 2s along with several of it's more unusual single-deckers.
 
HOW TO OBTAIN A COPY

The book is available direct from Roger, who can be contacted by email at:- rogerbaileybooks@gmail.com. The cost is 12 plus 1.65 second class postage or 3.05 tracked and signed for (UK delivery) - overseas postage costs can be requested. Payment can be via Paypal or cheque in the post.
     
 Title :  Hong Kong 1984
 Book 3 - Argos, Citybus, Lantau,
 Macau, Trams & Others
 Author :  Roger Bailey
 Year of publication :  2022
 ISBN :  978-1-8384451-4-0
 Size :   A5 (210mm x 148mm)
 Pages :   68
 Cover :   Softback
 Availability :  Published October 2022
 Price :   12
       

 
 

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