Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

British United Traction

From Graces Guide
September 1954.
October 1958.

1946 British United Traction (BUT) was established as a jointly-owned company by the Associated Equipment Company and Leyland Motors. It produced railway equipment and trolley-buses.

The company initially built at Leyland's works at Kingston-on-Thames.

1948 The Kingston factory was closed and B.U.T. work was moved to AEC at Southall and to Leyland's plant at Leyland. A few vehicles were made at the Crossley Motors plant near Stockport and at Scammell at Watford.

1961 Order from British Transport Commission for 20 sets of diesel transmission equipment and control equipment for Western Region multiple units[1]

List of Bus Models

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Sept. 28, 1961
  • British Buses Since 1945 by John Creighton. Published 1983. ISBN 0 7137 1258 9