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An entertaining historical and autobiographical book recounting the author’s working life with the legendary Midland Red.

Its buses, its people, and the development of this exciting enterprise.

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What was it like to work for the massive Midland Red business that dominated bus operations in the Midlands of England for most of the 20th century?

In this part autobiographical, part historical book, the author tells of Midland Red’s spread from Birmingham across 12,000 square miles, and the designing and building of its unique trendsetting fleet of home made buses and coaches.

He also tells entertaining stories of his working life from office lad, conductor and driver to management in Midland Red.

Hard back, 128 quality pages with over 250 photographs, many not previously published.

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Review of Inside Midland Red

By Tamsin Rosewell, broadcaster, historian and illustrator.

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