© Local Transport History Library 2014-
The Local Transport History Library publishes these illustrated PDF booklets to a standard format of 7x5 inches, which makes them easier to read on a PC or tablet screen without annoying scrolling. If you are viewing on a mobile phone we recommend you rotate your phone to the horizontal for best results. The booklets should automatically resize to your device. You will need to have the Adobe Reader installed.
The Adobe DC Reader for Windows, Mac Os, iPhone/iPad, Android phones and tablets can be downloaded HERE.
The original source for these histories was the ‘Local Transport Histories’ website by kind permission of Peter Gould. He has since relinquished the domain www.petergould.co.uk, but this has been purchased by another individual who has loaded the histories back onto the internet using this domain name, albeit without Peter’s permission. These fleet histories are out of date, no longer revised and not endorsed by Peter (and contain commercial links) -
We would like to offer our thanks to the following who have kindly allowed us to publish their photographs in our booklets: John Kaye (also John Boylett); Donald Hudson; David Lang; Paul Haywood; Barry Rennison; Mike Morant (also W. J. Wyse); Mike Beamish; Keith Butcher; David Beilby; Ken Aveyard (also Wimborne Railway Society Archive); Chris Hough; Bernard Warr; David Mitchell (also Robert Mitchell); Roland Wilcox; Alan Hall; Martin Clark; Larry Goddard; Roy Marshall; John Stringer; Ashley Birch; National Tramway Museum; Tramway & Light Railway Society; D. J. Norton; Michael Keeley (also Patrick Keeley); Stuart Little; Bruce Tilley; Chris Stewart (also Essex Bus Enthusiasts Group); Trevor Brookes; Commercial Motor Archive; John Ryan; Barry Nunn; Peter Williamson; Stephen Howarth; Peter Green; Brian Pask; Great Eastern Railway Society; Science and Society Picture Library; Brian Townsend; Richard Simons; Pennine Heritage Ltd (with special thanks to Frank Woolrych); Todmorden Antiquarian Society; Atack Family collection; Getty Images; Doug Nicholson; Eric Thompson; Joe Gornall; John Heighway; Malcolm Jones; The Bus Archive; Roger Cox; Michael Rhodes; Graham Hill; Chudleigh History Group; John Briggs; David Flett; Hesterjenna Photography; Steve Guess; Brian Pritchard; Cliff Essex; Alan Snatt; John Law; Graham Woodward and Paul Redmond.
We have also used photographs from other photographers in our publications but unfortunately
have been unable to contact them -
We are grateful to the PSV Circle for permission to use information from their fleet
lists etc. in compiling the fleet lists in our PDF booklets. For more detailed information
we recommend you visit their website for details of available publications.
We would like to thank David Lang for his patience in asking contributors to his website for permission to publish their photographs in our PDF booklets. Please take the time to visit the sct’61 website which is full of historic bus photos.
Our thanks are also extended to Mike Beamish for making his photographic collection available to us to illustrate our booklets. Check out his website -
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The enactment of the 1985 Transport Act on 26th October 1986 (de-