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Hants & Dorset Glory Days
The story of Hants & Dorset Motor Services from its Bournemouth & District origins in 1916 to the company's break up in 1983, with many excellent photos. (James Prince / Ian Allan 2006).
Wilts & Dorset Glory Days
A history of Wilts & Dorset Motor Services from its birth in 1914 to absorbtion into Hants & Dorset inthe 1970s. Includes many black and white and colour photos. (John Hypher / Ian Allan 2007).
King Alfred Motor Services Ltd
The story of a unique family business and Winchester in the twentieth century ( JDF Freeman / Robert E Jowitt / RJ Murphy / 1984).
Provincial – The Gosport & Fareham Story
Tells of the origins of the Provincial company from its tramway days right through to the latter days of NBC ownership in 1980. With full fleet lists and maps. 124 pages illustrated in black and white. (Patrick Miller / The Transport Publishing Company 1981).
100 Years of Southampton Transport
A look at Southampton's municipal transport history from horse trams to diesel buses (City of Southampton / Southampton City Transport / Southampton City Museums 1979).
Southampton City Transport
A history of Southampton City Transport with many photos (A K MacFarlane-Watt / The Transport Publishing Company / Turntable Publications 1977).
Farewell to the Floating Bridges
A detailed history of the Itchen Floating Bridge in Southampton (John Horne / Southampton City Transport / Southampton University Archaeology Group).
The End of an Era
A booklet to commemorate the last journeys of rear-platform buses of Southampton City Transport in August 1981. (Southampton City Transport Enthusiasts Group 1981).
Farewell to Portswood Depot
12 page full colour souvenir guide. After 130 years service, the original Southampton Corporation Tramways depot at Portswood Road closed on Sunday 30th May 2010 with a special bus running day over the old routes.
NBC - Antecedents and Formation
This book, by Stewart J.Brown and published by Ian Allan in 1983 plots the history of the various companies taken into the National bus Company in 1968. It contains very many photographs of buses and coaches whilst in the colours of their original owners.
A National Bus Company Album
An illustrated book about the NBC. Written when the company was ten years old, the book shows the diversity of the company. With many black and white photos and informative text. (Ray Stenning / Viewfinder 1979).
British Bus Celebration - South-Central England
Photographs of bus operators across the south of England (Malcolm Keeley & Paul Gray / Capital Transport Publishing Harrow Weald Middlesex 1984).
Bus Operators 1970 - South West and Southern England
Photographs of bus operators in the south and south west of England (Gavin Booth / Ian Allan Publishing 2006).
Major Bus Operators - South Central England
Alder Valley, Bournemouth Transport, Gosport & Fareham, Hants & Dorset, Oxford South Midland, Reading Transport, Southampton City Transport and Southern Vectis. (Capital Transport Publishing 1982).
The Bristol Lodekka
Photographs of Bristol Lodekkas in service throughout Britain. (David G Savage / Oxford Publishing Co Poole Dorset 1985).
The Bristol RE
A comprehensive history of the Bristol RE from concept through NBC and privatisation (Duncan Roberts / NBC Books Sheffield 2002).
NBC and SBG Offices and Service Depots 1973
A handbook for those who need to visit or contact National Bus Company or Scottish Bus Group premises.
Fleetbook 11 Buses of South-East England (1977)
Alder Valley, Bournemouth Transport, Brighton Borough Transport, Eastbourne Borough Transport, East Kent Road Car Co Ltd, Gosport and Fareham Omnibus Co Ltd, Hants and Dorset Motor Services Ltd, Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone and District Motor Services Ltd, City of Portsmouh Passenger Transport, Reading Transport, Southampton City Transport, Southdown Motor Services Ltd, Southern Vectis Omnibus Co Ltd. (A.M.Witton / R.L.Telfer).
Hants & Dorset Fleet History Part Two: 1950-1975
A revised version of the book PK782 by the PSV Circle. (December 1999).
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