Advancing in a Forward Direction : The vehicle purchases of the Scottish Bus Group
Everything you wanted to know about the Scottish Bus Group's vehicles in one volume. 'Advancing in a Forward Direction' is the enigmatic title of Fawndoon's 2nd Scottish-themed bus book, and in 192 pages with 300 photographs and comprehensive tables it gives details and background information on every type of bus and coach bought by the Group from 1946 until privatisation. But Advancing in a Forward Direction is much more than dry lists of buses.
In the main section of the book, dealing with new purchases, author Stewart J Brown provides an authoritative and sometimes critical overview of each model purchased, setting the Group's vehicle purchases in a historical context. He looks at SBG's conservative engineering policies and the Group's unfortunate relationship with early rear-engined double-deckers.