Wednesday, November 25, 2020

50 years of London Country Bus Services

With coronavirus topping the headlines, Leon Daniels instead ponders the beginning of London County Bus Services  If I read my audience correctly the last thing you want to hear from me is...

Reading Buses celebrates centenary

In celebration of its centenary Reading Buses hosted civic dignitaries, current employees and retirees aboard a vintage Reading bus from 1935 to resemble the...

UK Coach Rally organisers’ service recognised

Ann and Paul Cousins, organisers of the UK Coach Rally for 26 years, have been recognised for their efforts by a group of operators...

When fares were supposed to be fair

I bought something the other day that cost £4.05 and to be helpful I gave the shop assistant a £5 note plus 5p, expecting...

Plaxton gathering at Kendal

A gathering of Plaxton coaches we held on Sunday (19 November) to celebrate 110 years of Plaxton. In total nine Supremes (on AEC Reliance, Volvo...

Leyland Comet among classics at Spanish show

A British manufacturer was represented at last week’s FIAA show in the form of a superbly-restored Leyland Comet with Valencia-built Xativa bodywork. Built in 1949...

Double-deck disaster: Englishmen in New York

British manufacturers see great success in overseas markets, including North America. But it hasn’t always been that way, and four decades ago the continent’s...

Historic Commer Karrier returned from the brink

Bringing unrestored commercial vehicles back from the brink has long been a specialty of Kenny and Ray Walsh, but there was a little more...

First Potteries celebrates deregulation’s 30 years

Two heritage repaints as North Staffordshire operation marks three decades since bus deregulation First Potteries began the celebrations of 30 years since deregulation with an...

NCT Celebrates South Notts 90th Birthday

South Notts’ 90th birthday and the company’s long association with Gotham will be celebrated by present owner, Nottingham City Transport, on Sunday (18 September)...

Plaxton Leopard now offers room for four wheelchair users in Havering

Three accessible Plaxton Leopard coaches supplied to the London Borough of Havering are the first of their type to provide space for up to...