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TMR, London Transport restorations
TMR, London Transport restorations

RM291 and SMS369
RM291 and SMS369

Toronto Transportation Society
Toronto Transportation Society

EFE SHOWBUS window on the Bus World
Info on the Duxford Showbus rally, EFE model bus releases,
big bus photo gallery updated weekly, links to bus sites and
timetable, buses for sale and coach hire directories.

KAFKAESQUE looks at the creative and personal legacy of writer Franz Kafka in the life of his distant cousin, Egon Kafka, an eccentric 42 year-old collector of vintage transit buses and assorted classic automobiles in Southern California.

The Greater London Bus Map
Details the range of current and historical maps which are available, and also the charity donations made so far.

Friends of King Alfred Buses
The official site for the Friends of King Alfred Buses (FoKAB)contains brief histories of FoKAB and King Alfred Motor Services of Winchester, the fleetlist of buses and coaches in the care of FoKAB,'Service Extra' for news of FoKAB and a members' page listing meetings and rallies/running days that FoKAB is attending.

The AEC Society
The home on the net for all AEC lovers!

GM Buses Group
The GM Buses Group was formed in 1999 as a support group for the preservation of Greater Manchester Standard Atlanteans 8151 and 8551. Several vehicles are now included as part of the GM Buses Group, each being owned independently. The scope of the Group has been expanded to help to preserve vehicles operated by GMT and GM Buses and to promote the history of these organisations.

The Group's website - The GM Buses Website - contains Information, news, photographs, fleetlists and lots more relating to Greater Manchester Buses, its predecessors and successors, as well as the GM Buses Group itself.

Eastern Transport Collection Society
The Eastern Transport Collection web site is now up and running. This site will give you an insight into the Society and provide information about buses in Eastern England. You can join us as a member and help to preserve the vehicles we own.

We also publish a magazine called Terminus bi-monthly for our members. This site will soon complement the articles in Terminus by providing an area for photographs and providing up to date news about the Society.

The site will be enhanced and improved over the coming months.

Doncaster Omnibus & Light Railway Society
The Doncaster Omnibus & Light Railway Society (DOLRS) are entrusted with the care of 6 preserved Doncaster Corporation Transport Vehicles including Doncasters last trolleybus number 375.
We hold regular social meetings and organise events for our members.

Albion Vehicle Preservation Trust
The Albion Vehicle Preservation Trust was established in 1967 to preserve a 1950 Albion Valiant and to study the history of Albion Motors. The Trust is a registered charity, owns two Albion coaches, and maintains a register of preserved Albions. It has recently published "Albion of Scotstoun, A Century of Cars, Trucks and Buses", the definitive account of the vehicles produced by Albion.

1330 home page
Bristol Omnibus preserved RE home page.

This is the only English language site for those interested in bus and trolleybus preservation in the Czech Republic and it is actually updated EVER WEEK !

Leyland National Group
We are a group of enthusiasts dedicated to the provision of news and preservation of the Leyland National Bus. We provide newsletters and attend bus rallies to try and promote our favourite bus

The Edinburgh Transport Group
A Group which promotes an interest in both historical and current bus transport in the Edinburgh (Scotland) area. Covers both Edinburgh Corporation Transport (and its successors) and local Scottish Bus Group operations such as Eastern Scottish. Holds an annual Running Day at which members preserved vehicles are used to operate a free service through Edinburgh. The preserved buses were built between 1949 and 1981.

SELNEC Preservation Society
There are many transport orientated Museums, Societies, and indeed, individuals, who have taken it upon themselves to preserve various double deck and single deck buses. However, this has principally involved various types of 'conventional' front engined/rear-entrance/open platform, double deck vehicles and a variety of single deck buses. These double deck vehicles are much remembered today by the general public as the 'Routemaster type' bus, and in the Greater Manchester area, at the Museum of Transport or held privately, there are many examples of these types of buses from fleets such as Ashton, Bolton, Bury, Leigh, LUT, Manchester, North Western, Oldham, Ramsbottom, Rochdale, Salford, SHMD, Stockport, Wigan, etc.

Unfortunately, since the introduction of the first rear-engined/front entrance double deck bus, the Leyland Atlantean, in 1958, these have been usually considered too modern for preservation. and although early examples of these are now 40 years old, very few have reached the ranks of preservation. Indeed, such was the forward-looking design and style of some of these rear-engined buses, that changes in appearance over the last 40 years, has not been substantial, which means that some examples of these buses from the late 1960's and from the 1970's still look relatively new today.

Although conventional Leyland, Daimler and Crossley vehicles built just after the Second World War were seen as ideal preservation targets in the late 1960's and early 1970's, these were newer when they were bought for preservation than are many of the rear-engined buses built in the 1960's and 1970's that are in need of preservation today.

Having determined that there were few other Organisations who recognised the importance of preserving these rear-engined vehicles for the passengers who remember them to be able to look back on them in the future, and for new generations to be able to take an interest in the design and development of rear-engined vehicles of the past, and to plug this gap, to make sure that there were no missing links in the Greater Manchester area, it became apparent that we would need to take on board the responsibility of supporting the preservation of these rear-engined vehicles, ourselves. Hence we formed the 7206 Preservation Trust (later renamed The SELNEC Preservation Society.

Newbury Bus Club
A club and web site for people interested in Newbury Buses and it's predecessor companies and other operators in West Berkshire.

THe Web Site of the Hertfordshire Vehicle Preservation Group plus the 'new' 'Parts & Services Directory' for Classic Bus & Coach restorers

East Sussex Omnibus Society
News of meetings and upcoming events in and around Eastbourne. Monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 8 pm at the Red Lion, Stonecross.
Photo gallery includes Eastbourne, Southdown & Brighton.

Edinburgh Transport Group
For all aspects of the current and past public transport scene in Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

The Southdown Enthusiasts' Club
Established in 1954 as the Southdown Spotters Club, the club caters for those interested in the history of the old Southdown company as well as other major operators in the area, and the current operations of Stagecoach South, First Hampshire, Brighton & Hove and Eastbourne Buses.

British Bus Preservation Group
The home of the number one group for the saving of all British buses.

ENOC 1516 FWC439H - Official Site
This website is specifically set up for information and photos about Preserved Bristol RE FWC439H, Ex-Eastern National 1516. For more information take a look at this site..

On line at last is the PSV Circle website.

Find out first hand about the largest nationwide bus and coach enthusiasts society. Details of how to join and full publication lists available.

West Yorkshire Information Service
The West Yorkshire Information Service is an enthusiast group formed in 1951 to follow the West Yorkshire Road Car Company Ltd, based in Harrogate. As well as recording archive information about West Yorkshire, it still publishes a monthly (paper) newsletter in which it now records up to the minute information about West Yorkshire's successors - Harrogate & District (Bus Operator of the Year 2002), Keighley & District, First in York and Yorkshire Coastliner.

Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society
Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society is based in Tayside and devoted to the preservation and rallying of our historic road vehicles.

The Leyland Society
The official website of the Leyland Society - find out more about the Society, join online or buy Leyland Society publications.

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust
Gvvt Are a Large Group of Bus Preservationsists

Cumbria Omnibus group
The website of the Cumbria Omnibus Group who are the owners of ex Cumberland Motor services Bristol MW AAO 34B, Bristol LD RAO 733 and Bristol VR HHH272N

Yesteryear Busfest
The Yesteryear Busfest is a one-off celebration in July 2005 of the 35th anniversary of the very first national preserved bus rally held in Statford upon Avon in 1970.

LEV 917
History of Preserved Leyland PD1 open-top double-decker LEV 917

Rhymney Vallaey Preservation
A recent addition to the Welsh Preservation scene, the Rhymney Valley TPS are a bus preservation based organisation with ambitious plans to establish a working transport heritage centre in the Caerphilly region of south East Wales.

Lancastrian Transport Trust
The LTT is the guardian of a unique collection of buses and trams spanning over 80 years of public transport history in Lancashire and the North West of England.

Leicester Transport Heritage Trust
Leicester Transport Heritage Trust Ltd, is an organisation set up to promote historical research and the vehicle preservation aspects of Leicester and Leicestershire's public transport history. The vehicle collection includes a number of buses from the city and county

Restoration of former Tyneside P.T.E Atlantean GBB 516K Fleet no 680 then changed to 716 this is a new link as Gordon has changed from dial up to broadband

Transport Yorkshire Preservation Group
Details of our own preserved ex- West Yorkshire PTE buses, also list of all known WYPTE vehicles to survive.

The 2548 Group
New site for the 2548 Group. The group has been restoring Birmingham City Transport 1950 GUY ARAB IV No 2548 (JOJ 548) since 1983.

Bedford World - where Bedford owners meet
Bedford-World is a worldwide organisation dedicated to the Bedford marque which celebrates its 75th Anniversary in 2006.
Site includes information on the Bedford Register, Bedford-World full colour magazine, Photo Gallery and Marketplace for sales, wants and exchanges.

West of England Transport Collection at Winkleigh
The West of England Transport Collection at Winkleigh preserves old vehicles and specialises in buses from the Devon area. It is run by Colin Shears.

Sussex Transport Enthusiasts Groups
Providing pages and links primarily for Sussex area transport clubs & societies.

National Transport Festival of Wales
Latest news, entry forms, past event photos, links with other enthusiasts

Lancashire United Transport Society
Newly formed the Society aiming to preserve the buses and heritage of Lancashire United Transport by setting up a permanent base in which vehicles and artefacts can be displayed.

Preserved London Country Atlantean AN121 (VPB121M)
The history and photos of LCBS Atlantean AN121

Roads & Road Transport History Association
The Roads & Road Transport History Association promotes, encourages and co-ordinates the study of the history of roads, road passenger transport and the carriage of goods. We publish a quarterly Newsletter, occasional Publications and hold an Annual Conference a historical theme. This year's Conference, on 27/8 October at Reading is entitled "Private of Public" and contrasts and compares the history of public and private owenership of road transport. All are welcome to attend!

London Omnibus Traction Society
Britain's largest Enthusiasts' Society. Caters for Greater London and the surrounding areas. Includes a weekly news update, sales list, information on the Society, etc.

Hull & Country Bus Preservation Group
bus preservation group site

Renfrewshire Bus Preservation
Bus preservation group based in Renfrew Scotland.

Hull Bus Restorers
New group near Hull who have a 1966 ex KHCT Leyland Panther which is undergoing restoration.

Yardley Wood Bus Club
YWBC contains news of the restoration of our 1965 single deck Birmingham City Transport Daimler Fleetline and there are hundreds of Bus Models available and all profits go towards to restoratiuon of bus Fleet No.3472.

Rhymney Valley Transport Preservation Society
Our new relaunched website has up to date information on restoration projects,all local transport related news and future events and activities, all working towards -the 1st working tranport museum in Wales

Eastern National Vehicle Owners Club
This is a new club for owners and friends of Eastern National buses with the prospect of having running days and outings.

Cardiff Transport Preservation Group
Official website of the Cardiff Transport Preservation Group. Details of vehicles owned by Group and members. Monthly meetings. Main interest in vehicles of South East Wales.

ON THE BUSES fanclub
remembering the classic sitcom ON THE BUSES. The Stars, the buses, the movies, the episodes, the era.

Official website of the West Riding Omnibus Museum Trust in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Nottingham Heritage Vehicles
Preserving transport heritage for future generations. Nottingham heritage Vehicles concentrate on restoring and exhibiting vehicles primarily from the Nottinghamshire area, including Nottingham City Transport, South Notts, Trent and Barton.
Our collection ranges from 1949 to 1983 and those restored to date attend events nationwide throughout the rally season.

The Official On The Buses Forum
The Official forum to remember and discuss the classic 1970's bus-related britcom Starring Reg Varney and Stephen Lewis.
With bus enthusiast forum added on to the main message board to chat about everything else from the bus world.

The Transport Ticket Society
A worldwide association for those interested in tickets and fare collection systems

Reliance Bus group
The RE-Liance Bus Preservation Group is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to the restoration and preservation of buses that were once part of the every-day scene in South East Wales but which have now become part of our rich transport Heritage.

Essex Bus Enthusiasts Group
We publish an illustrated monthly magazine, Essex Bus News, hold monthly meetings in north and south Essex and sell books and photos related to Essex area operators. Full details on our web site - visit it today!

TRANSPIRE - The Chesterfield bus society
TRANSPIRE has served the needs of bus enthusiasts in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire for over 30 years. Regular meetings and trips near and far cover a wide range of transport interests.

Aaron's Bus Stop
This group is for enthusiasts,

Bus Preservation forum
A forum for all bus/coach preservatonsists and enthusiasts.
Site includes sales sections, bus chat, general chat and project section.

AEC Alexander Group
Preserving Sheffield Transport RegentV 7874WJ

Website detailing all the preserved buses we have owned and those still with us. Will be of interest to anyone who follows London Transport types, and especially modern generation rear-engined buses. Olympian and DMS Fleetline enthusiasts look no further!

Tyne and Wear bus preservation group
This is a new group and site set up to aid us in the restoration of Northeast vintage buses.

The 500 Group
The official site of the 500 Group, a Teesside based enthusiast group who have a common interest, the buses of Stagecoach Transit and their predecessors We hold monthly meetings and have four preserved buses, including the unique 1958 Dennis Loline/Northern Counties JDC 599, ex Middlesbrough Corporation and a lovely Fleetline withlow height Northern Counties twin door body which replaced the Loline in service in 1973

Tyne and Wear bus preservation forum. Part of he TWBPL.
An exciting new bus preservation forum run by the members of Tyne and Wear bus preservation.
This is an opportunity for everyone who is interested in bus/coach preservation in the North East of England to get involved and have there say.

201 Bus Preservation Group
The 201 Bus Group as it's more commonly known as is a Bus Preservation Group based on the Wirral Peninsula.

The group has three vehicles at current of which we own the 1st production Leyland Atlantean, and the last Standard production Leyland Atlantean, our third bus is a Leyland Titan PD2 with Massey Body.

Oxfordshire Bus Enthusiasts Society (OxBusEs)
The Oxfordshire Bus Enthusiasts Society provides regular social meetings for bus enthusiasts in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area. The group has regular photo evenings with members and visiting speakers talking about buses at home and further afield.

New members always welcome at our monthly meeting held in central Oxford.

Chesterfield Falcon 40 Preservation Group
Website contains information regarding the preservation of ex Chesterfield Dennis Falcon East Lancs TWJ340Y and the groups other vehicles
Also included are the groups online shop and membership details a list of events the our vehicles will be attending.

Dads Army Museum, Thetford
Enthusiasts of the famous Dads Army TV series, made on location in and around the Norfolk town of Thetford from 1968 to 1977, should visit the Dad's Army Museum, Thetford or why not take a guided walking tour.
Highly recommended, especially for smaller parties, and a perfect inclusion as part of a coach tour itinerary as private groups can be accommodated.
For more information contact the Tourist Information Centre, Leaping Hare, Belmont House, 20 King Street, Thetford IP24 2AX - Telephone 01842 751975.

Best Bus In Town
A web gallery illustrating the preservation of Blackpool Corporation PD3 501, Midland Scottish Leyland Fleetline MRF168, Kelvin Scottish MCW Metrobus 1669, London Transport Metrobus M781 and Kelvin Scottish Routemaster 1929. All of these vehicles are stored at the Bridgeton Garage of the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust www.gvvt.org and owned by Gary Conn & Martin Gurr This replaces the former fotopic site.

South Yorkshire Transport B10M Group
A new preservation group aiming to preserve an ex SYT Volvo B10M

British Bus Club
an owners club of people that own British Double Decker buses around the world.
we have a libary if service manuals availble for our members and any one that needs them.
Become a member get free access to the manual and membership list so you can get help on the bus your working on.

GBBG -GB Bus Group
Our enthusiasts' group has members nationwide. We produce a monthly magazine for them that provides updates and changes to fleets throughout the mainland, together with sightings they send in (when there is room). We have recently commenced publishing fleet books, feedback on which indicates the contents meet with our readers' approval. Why not take a look at our website, www.gb-bg.co.uk, and enjoy the experience?

N.C.T Leyland Atlantean Preservation Group
Preservation group for anybody interested in Nottingham City Transport Leyland Atlanteans

Coventry Corporation Transport Society
This website is dedicated to the memory of Coventry Corporation Transport (CCT), which existed between 1912 and 1974. The website has been created to formalise the memories that have evolved over time, principally from material that has been generated by the CWK205 forum created by Peter Walduck. The website has no formal connection with either the Coventry Transport Museum or the Coventry History Centre at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, nor is it related to any other website or forum connected with Coventry. However, some of the material has been provided by these, for which the editorial board is profoundly grateful.

Ipswich Bus Preservation Group
Website of the IBPG, Preservation group in Ipswich preserving vehicles about Ipswich.

Bus Employees Friendly Society
Established in 1918 by the predecessors of London Country Bus Services the society gives peace of mind at times of sickness, bereavement nad retirement. Just 1 per week gives you memebership of both the sick fund and the provident fund.

East Kent Nostalgic Bus & Coach
East Kent Nostalgic Bus & Coach was established on 1 August 2012 to retain the historical significance of the East Kent Road Car Company and builds on the continuing preservation of East Kent buses across Kent and the UK. This includes the transformation of individual bus preservation groups into an accomplished and accredited museum.

Model Bus Federation
We hold meetings in most areas of the UK every month. You can now join online

Peter's Bus Gallery
Huge collection of bus photographs shot in Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and London.

The BCN Society
Society for the Burnley, Colne & Nelson Joint Transport Committee and its successors. Events, visits and a quarterly journal for members.

POG557Y Preservation Team
A Facebook page giving regular updates and showing the restoration process of MCW Metrobus POG557Y.

Provide comparative quotes for minibus owners for both business and private use

Merseyside Transport Trust
The MTT's collection of former Liverpool Corporation Buses, ranging from one of the first post war AECs right
though to the last bus delivered to the Corporation in 1969, is probably the country's most representative
preserved collection from a municipal bus fleet.

The collection also includes a growing number of buses from the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive (MPTE) fleet which operated most of the bus services on Merseyside between December 1969 and October 1986 and the MPTE's successors

3238 (P238MKN) Preservation
Detailing the ongoing preservation of ex Maidstone & District Dennis Dart P238 MKN, and ex Roundabout Carlyle Dennis Dart DT29 (G29 TGW)


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