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Dethleffs electric caravan! 10 months 6 days ago #459320

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ProfJohnL wrote:
Dustydog wrote:
How do the seaside road trains get away with it? For years they have used a tractor dressed up as a railway engine towing six to eight trailers.
Was the bendy bus trailer powered?

Hello Dusty
I think I may have seen such multiple trailer devices, but the ones I have seen were not on the public roads, they ran along the esplanade or beach. so may have not have been required to meet road vehicle construction and use regs. It may also be their top speed was limited. It may be something to do with teh regs that cover show mens vehicles which do allow multiple trailers.

I'm grateful to OC for posting the Wiki link. Clearly some of the bendy busses did have motive power in the trailer section, and in some cases it was the only power, and it pushed the front section. But I do recall there was quite a big thing about them when they were first tried in the UK about them needing to have special provisions to run on our roads.

an inkling of what your describing, The seaside amusement multiple trailer train might have special dispensation I

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You are right about rules having to be changed to allow bendy buses on public highways. There was a right to do in Bath with many objections but in fact on their designated routes which were from the centre to the two university they were very successful. But I don’t think they are used much if at all now.
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