SECTIONAL BUSES (Mar, 1948)
Buses built in sections with the carrying unit independent of the front and rear ends have been patented by Rene Lucien of England. The design includes a forward section containing the driver’s compartment, a rear section containing the engine and driving wheels, and a center compartment without wheels which has seats for passengers. The three sections, fastened together by joints at the ends, are taken apart easily. The front and rear sections drop retractable third wheels to give them support and are wheeled away from the carrying compartment which is kept at the proper height by hydraulic jacks. The design permits quick power-unit changes and the shifting of end sections from short to long passenger sections as traffic demands.