book documents visually and through narration (bilingual Chinese
and English) the many varying makes and models of double deck buses
operating in Australia and New Zealand.
It contains 136 pages in full colour and is jam-packed with
photos. It was produced by Sydney author Stephen Cho,
in the early 1930’s, double deckers became a common sight in our major
cities until they were phased out in the late 80’s to make way for
modern one man operated single deck buses that were more flexible in navigating our cities many tree lined streets and overhanging building awnings.
double deck coaches were still used extensively by long distance
charter operators, it wasn't until 2011 when Queensland manufacturere
Bustech introduced the CDi double decker to their low floor bus range
which has led to a resurgence across Australia and New Zealand of
modern low floor air-conditioned double deck city buses.
book also briefly explains how axle weight limit for 3 axle buses
(20.5t) affecting the design of double decker buses which has
increased to 22 tonnes nationally in 2019.