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Orion was a company based in Zurich in Switzerland.

They were very successful in export markets.

1905 Five Orions that had a horizontal-engine were running in London. Two were with LGOC and the other three were with the Victoria Motor Omnibus Co.

Sources of Information

  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris