London Bus Handbook

London Bus File
London Bus Handbook

Last updated 3 November 2009

London Bus File

Capitol Transport

This series of handbooks contains a complete list of all buses and coaches owned by London Transport during a period of between four an six years, together with a brief description and history of each type covered. Vehicles which either joined or left the fleet during the period under review are listed, additionally showing the dates on which they were formally taken into or removed from stock.

London Bus File 1933-39 Double Deckers
Ken Glazier
2001 – 120 pp. – £10.95
ISBN 18541 42496
London Bus File 1933-39 Single Deckers
Michael Welch
2002 – 120 pp. – £10.95
ISBN 18541 42623
London Bus File 1940-45
Ken Glazier
1999 – 104 pp. – £9.95
ISBN 18541 4216X
London Bus File 1946-49
Ken Glazier
1998 – 136 pp. – £10.95
ISBN 18541 42070
London Bus File 1950-54
Ken Glazier
1998 – 144 pp. – £10.95
ISBN 18541 42011
London Bus File 1955-62
Ken Glazier
1999 – 112 pp. – £9.95
ISBN 18541 42119

London Bus Handbook

Capitol Transport

These books give details of the bus and coach fleet and ancillary vehicles operated by London Transport/London Buses Ltd. and London Country Bus Services (through 1980) at the time of writing. Also included are details of the LRT Bus Engineering Ltd. fleet, and of the ancillary vehicles operated for London Buses, London Underground and the other London Regional Transport subsidiaries. From 1987 through 1995 Part 2 incorporated all operators with routes under tender to LRT. Also included are the restructured London Country companies, other independent companies within the Greater London area or well inside the London Country operating area which have local bus services, and some of the more interesting independents. (Not included are coaches where they form an additional or principal part of their fleet.) For each type of bus the history is followed by photographs and a fleet list. The specifications at the beginning of each list concern the vehicles in stock at the time of writing. Special features, other tthan those which apply to blocks of vehicles referred to in the text, are indicated by footnotes.

London Transport Buses
Lawrie Bowles
1st ed. – 1977
80 pp. – £1.25
ISBN 09047 11048
London Country Buses and Green Line Coaches
Mark Chapman
1st ed. – 1977
60 pp. – £1.20
ISBN 09047 11064
London Transport Buses
Lawrie Bowles
2nd ed. – 1978
88 pp. – £1.25
ISBN 09047 11102
London Country Buses and Green Line Coaches
Mark Chapman
2nd ed. – 1978
60 pp. – £1.25
ISBN 09047 11110
London Transport Buses
Lawrie Bowles
3rd ed. – 1979
88 pp. – £1.50
ISBN 09047 11153
London Country Buses and Green Line Coaches
Mark Chapman
3rd ed. – 1979
64 pp. – £1.50
ISBN 09047 1117X
London Transport Buses
Lawrie Bowles
4th ed. – 1980
88 pp. – £1.75
ISBN 09047 11218
London Country Buses and Green Line Coaches
Mark Chapman
4th ed. – 1980
64 pp. – £1.95
ISBN 09047 11250
London Transport Buses
Lawrie Bowles
5th ed. – 1981
88 pp. – £2.25
ISBN 09047 11285
London Transport Buses
Lawrie Bowles
6th ed. – 1982
96 pp. – £2.75
ISBN 09047 11366
London Transport Buses
Lawrie Bowles
7th ed. – 1983
96 pp. – £2.95
ISBN 09047 11439
London Transport Buses
Lawrie Bowles
8th ed. – 1984
96 pp. – £
ISBN 09047 11544
London Transport Buses
Lawrie Bowles
9th ed. – 1985
96 pp. – £3.50
ISBN 09047 11633
London Bus Handbook - Part 1: London Buses Ltd.
Lawrie Bowles
10th ed. – 1986
96 pp. – £3.95
ISBN 09047 11730
London Bus Handbook - Part 1: London Buses Ltd.
Nicholas King
11th ed. – 1987
96 pp. – £3.95
ISBN 09047 11846
London Bus Handbook - Part 2: Independents
Nicholas King
1st ed. – 1987
80 pp. – £3.95
ISBN 09047 11854
London Bus Handbook - Part 1: London Buses Ltd.
Nicholas King
12th ed. – 1988
96 pp. – £5.95
ISBN 09047 1196X
London Bus Handbook - Part 2: Independents
Nicholas King
2nd ed. – 1988
80 pp. – £4.95
ISBN 09047 11978
London Bus Handbook - Part 1: London Buses Ltd.
Nicholas King
13th ed. – 1989
96 pp. – £6.95
ISBN 18541 41090
London Bus Handbook - Part 2: Independents
Nicholas King
3rd ed. – 1989
88 pp. – £6.95
ISBN 18541 41082
London Bus Handbook - Part 1: London Buses Ltd.
Nicholas King
14th ed. – 1990
96 pp. – £6.95
ISBN 18541 41236
London Bus Handbook - Part 2: Independents
Nicholas King
4th ed. – 1990
88 pp. – £7.95
ISBN 18541 41279
London Bus Handbook - Part 1: London Buses Ltd.
Nicholas King
15th ed. – 1992
110 pp. – £7.95
ISBN 18541 41376
London Bus Handbook - Part 2: Independents
Nicholas King
5th ed. – 1992
88 pp. – £7.95
ISBN 18541 41430
London Bus Handbook - Part 1: London Buses Ltd.
Nicholas King
16th ed. – 1993
112 pp. – £8.95
ISBN 18541 41562
London Bus Handbook - Part 2: Independents
Colin Lloyd & Keith Grimes
6th ed. – 1993/94
112 pp. – £9.95
ISBN 18541 41635
London Bus Handbook - Part 1: London Buses Ltd.
Nicholas King
17th ed. – 1995
112 pp. – £9.95
ISBN 18541 41759
London Bus Handbook: Part 2
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7th ed. – 1995
London Coach Handbook
Colin Lloyd, Keith Grimes & Jef Johnson
1st ed. – 1995
120 pp. – £10.95
ISBN 18541 41724
London Bus Handbook
Nicholas King & Colin Lloyd
18th ed. – 1997
160 pp. – £12.50
ISBN 18541 41899
London Coach Handbook
Colin Lloyd, Jef Johnson, Keith Grimes
2nd ed. – 1999
216 pp. – £15.00
ISBN 18541 41961
London Country Bus Handbook
Nicholas King
1st ed. – 1998
120 pp. – £9.95
ISBN 18541 4197X
London Bus Handbook
Nicholas King
19th ed. – 1998
240 pp. – £17.50
ISBN 18541 41996
London Bus Handbook
David Stewart & Colin Lloyd
20th ed. – 1999
192 pp. – £15.00
ISBN 18541 42038
London Bus Handbook
David Stewart & Colin Lloyd
21st ed. – 2000
160 pp. – £15.00
ISBN 18541 42275
London Bus Handbook
David Stewart & Colin Lloyd
22nd ed. – 2002
152 pp. – £12.50
ISBN 18541 42526

British Bus Publishing

These Handbooks are dedicated to bus fleets based in the various London Boroughs. The operators included are those which provide tendered and commercial services in the counties and unitary areas within the region, primarily for Transport for London. Also included are a number of operators who provide significant coaching activities.

London Bus Handbook
Colin Lloyd, Jef Johnson & Keith Grimes
1st ed. – June 2003
192 pp. – £16.75/€24.00
ISBN 18979 90359
London Bus Handbook
Colin Lloyd, Keith Grimes & David Donati
2nd ed. – November 2004
192 pp. – £16.75/€24.00
ISBN 19048 75440
the London Bus Handbook
Colin Lloyd, Keith Grimes, Jef Johnson, Bill Potter & David Donati
3rd ed. – November 2006
192 pp. – £16.95
ISBN 19048 75459

Note: all prices indicated are publisher’s original RRP.