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Links to other museums:
The birthplace of British motorsport & British aviation and the Home of Concorde
By conserving and explaining the Capital’s transport heritage, London Transport Museum offers people an understanding of the Capital’s past development and engages them in the debate about its future.
The living museum of the North. (Currently on loan to Beamish is one of London Bus Museum’s horse-buses).
Home of the National Tramway Museum, including a selection of historic London trams.
A working museum of buses, trams and trolleybuses including several London examples.
A private museum of mainly London buses, assembled by the UK’s largest dealer in double-deck buses.
Home to the world’s largest collection of preserved trolleybuses, including several London examples.
Links to bus publications:
The UK’s biggest-selling bus magazine since 1949.
Coverage of bus preservation, restoration, museums and events.
Publishers of high-quality books about London buses and other transport subjects.
Deals with historical bus & coach operation to give perspective and understanding to how we got to where we are today.
Links to bus etc societies:
Enthusiasts’ society for AEC commercial vehicles, a company established in 1912 to build London’s buses and which continued to do so until 1979.
Enthusiasts’ society which organises a number of public Running Days each year in the London surrounds featuring classic buses in service.
Friends of Classic London Buses of the Fifties (no website)
For those actively involved in, or supporting, the preservation of former London buses, coaches and trolleybuses of the past. There is a monthly newsletter featuring nostalgia as well as practical advice and tips. Annual subscription rates for paper copies: £16 (£21 for overseas) or by email: £5 anywhere. Apply to David Thrower, 49 Ackers Road, Stockton Heath, WARRINGTON WA4 2DZ.
A Registered Charity dedicated to the restoration of London tramcars and associated artefacts.
Founded in 1964 to provide London bus enthusiasts with both current news and historical information, the society is now the largest of its kind in the UK.
For more than three decades, the LVTA has brought together people interested in retired London-type, purpose-built taxicabs and related vehicles built on taxicab chassis.
An email discussion group for owners of old British buses, and those with an interest in them, to discuss issues of interest and to share knowledge
Founded in 1929, The Omnibus Society studies all aspects of the history, current operations and future development of British bus and coach services.
Founded in 1943, the aim of the PSV Circle is to ensure that its membership is provided with accurate and up to date information on all aspects of bus and coach operation in Great Britain and Ireland, and in other parts of the world where British vehicles are in use.
The organisation for Routemaster owners and enthusiasts.
Links to enthusiasts’ web-sites:
Remembering the Associated Equipment Company Ltd, builders of London’s buses from 1912 to 1979.
News and information on model buses in 1/50th and 1/76 scales.
A tribute to all those who worked at the London Transport/London Country bus garage at Chelsham in Surrey from 1925 to 1990.
A mine of information on classic buses – nostalgia for British passenger transport vehicles from the 1920s to the 1960s, with an unashamed bias towards ‘halfcabs’ and including an Events Diary.
Highly detailed histories of most types of London buses including information on each individual bus.
Detailed histories of indvidual London bus routes since 1950.
A site dedicated to the memory of London’s country bus services from 1970 until privatisation.
Web-site of a preserved ex-London Transport breakdown tender, now based at Brooklands Museum.
Lots of information about classic London buses including details of a private bus collection, lists of currently-preserved London buses and access to a discussion group.
The site dedicated to London’s red RF buses.
Historical record and latest news of London’s low-height AEC double-deckers of the early 1950s.
Britain’s biggest vintage and modern bus & coach display.
Links to service providers, eg classic bus hire, model bus manufacturers etc:
Red Routemaster buses available for hire.
The UK’s biggest used-bus dealer.
Classic London buses for private hire.
Manufacturers and distributors of die-cast model buses and coaches.
Manufacturers since 1993 of resin-kit model buses and coaches.
Maintenance, repairs, painting and restoration of buses and other commercial vehicles
Classic London buses for private hire from the largest operator of ex-London Transport classic buses.
Classic London buses for private hire and film/tv work.
Artist-in-residence at Crich Tramway Village. Private commissions undertaken.
Quality vintage buses and coaches for hire.
Timebus provides traditional, red London buses for hire within London and the surrounding home counties.