I've been a bus enthusiast since the 1970s, first as a spotter then later as a photographer but, apart from Ian Allan's London books, it wasn't until the 1980s that I discovered the joys of fleet books first through Capital Transport, then TAG and finally HB Publications. It was when the latter ceased publications that I decided to try my hand at producing my own on a small scale and the first ones were made available on our sales stand in 2014. The ranges now include the Major Groups, Major Operators by area and the expanding range of Independent Operators by area.
The independent fleet books are based on the old TAG books with operators of four or more vehicles in the main body of the book and the smallest operators at the back grouped by county.
We started producing the current range of NBC fleet histories in 2013 and the range is growing at approx 4 per year and the London Bus Company fleet histories in 2015 with one a year being produced.
All fleet books are updated annually and are in an easy to read format of one line per vehicle and include information on fleet numbers, registration, vehicle type and bodywork, seating and allocation.
We also bring the full stock of books to bus rallies around the country.