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London Transport
“E” Plate Sources and Links

Last updated 22-08-06.

Photographs (plus the occasional quote) are from the books shown below, unless cited otherwise. Links from book ISBNs are to Amazon UK. If you purchase books via these links, you will help fund me in maintaining this site. However, the existence of a link does not, unfortunately, guarantee that the book is currently available for purchase since many of them are out of print.


Code

Title
Author
Publisher, Year
pages, binding, original RRP
ISBN


BM3RM

Bus Monographs: 3 – Routemaster
Stewart J. Brown
Ian Allan, 1984
96 pp., hardcover, £6.95
0 7110 1414 0

BPRM

Bus Profile: Routemaster
Alan Townsin
Ian Allan, 1990
96 pp., hardcover, £10.95
0 7110 1912 6

DMSHB

The DMS Handbook
James Adlam & Keith Hamer
Capital Transport, 1994
96 pp., softcover, £9.95
7 8185 41471 2

FLTB

Farewell to London’s Trolleybuses
Michael H.C. Baker
Ian Allan, 1994
112 pp., hardcover, £14.99
0 7110 2281 2

HLB

The Heyday of London’s Buses
Kevin McCormack
Ian Allan, 1992; reprinted 1994
80 pp., hardcover, £10.99
0 7110 2212 X

HLB2

Heyday of the London Bus – 2
Kevin McCormack
Ian Allan, 1996
80 pp., hardcover, £10.99
0 7110 2344 1

IHLB

An Illustrated History of London Buses
Kevin Lane
Ian Allan, 1997
144 pp., hardcover, £19.99
0 7110 2516 9

LB50

London Buses in the 1950s
Ken Glazier
Capital Transport, 1989
184 pp., hardcover, £14.95
1 85414 116 3

LBBH

London Buses: A Brief History
John Reed
Capital Transport, 2000
80 pp., softcover, £8.95
1 85414 233 X

LBH87-2

London Bus Handbook – Part 2: Independents [1st edition]
Nicholas King
Capital Transport, 1987
80 pp., softcover, £3.95
0 904711 85 4

LBIC

London Buses in Camera
John A. Gray
Ian Allan, 1971; reprinted 1973
144 pp., hardcover, £2.55
0 7110 0193 6

LBIC70

London Buses in Colour: 1970s
Kevin McCormack
Ian Allan, 1999
80 pp., hardcover, £14.99
0 7110 2701 3

LBPP

London Buses Past and Present
John Reed
Capital Transport, 1988
80 pp., softcover, £4.95
1 85414 101 5

LBTA

London Bus and Tram Album: Second Series
Michael Dryhurst
Ian Allan, 1979
128 pp., softcover, £5.50
0 7110 0985 6

LBTN

London Buses Then and Now
Ian Cowley
Ian Allan, 1994
128 pp., softcover, £9.99
0 7110 2263 1

LCBIC

London Country Buses in Colour
Michael H.C. Baker
Ian Allan, 1998
80 pp., hardcover, £13.99
0 7110 2557 6

LSB

London’s Suburban Buses
John A. Gray
Ian Allan, 1976
128 pp., softcover, £3.50
0 7110 0713 6

LT3362

London Transport: 1933–1962
Michael H.C. Baker
Ian Allan, 1996
128 pp., hardcover, £15.99
0 7110 2480 4

MBCL

The Motorbus in Central London
Kenneth Warren
Ian Allan, 1986
128 pp., hardcover, £8.95
0 7110 1568 6

MBLC

The Motorbus in London Country
Kenneth Warren
Ian Allan, 1984
160 pp., hardcover, £8.95
0 7110 1360 8

RF

RF
Ken Glazier
Capital Transport, 1991
136 pp., hardcover, £16.95
1 85414 138 4

SBLT

A Source Book of London Transport
John R. Day
Ward Lock, 1982
128 pp., hardcover
0 7063 6073 7

London Transport
Bus Links

The Greater London Bus Map
www.busmap.org
Make Harris’ own site, selling “independently-produced current and historical London Bus Maps, in a style recalling the old [1970s] LT folding maps, only better.”
Ian’s Bus Stop
freespace.virgin.net/ian.smith/buses/
“An outsider’s view of London Transport buses, mainly in the 1930-1980 era,” by Ian Smith. Most pages contain drawings and photos, class histories and a bibliography.
London Bus Page
www.londonbuspage.com
Matthew Wharmby’s thorough examination of Transport for London's buses. Unfortunately no longer updated since the withdrawal of the Routemaster.
London Bus Routes
www.londonbuses.co.uk
Ian Armstrong’s ambitious web site which “hopes to depict every London bus route that was introduced from 1950 to the present time”.
London Country Bus Services
www.ampyx.org.uk/lcountry/
Jonathan Wilkins’s site dedicated to the memory of London’s country buses before privatisation.
London Omnibus Traction Society
www.lots.org.uk
The largest bus enthusiasts’ organisation in the UK, focussing on the history and “happenings of bus operators—their vehicles, routes, policies, publicity, etc.—in the London and Home Counties area.”
London Transport Books
www.angelfire.com/ult/london/
Not pretty or fancy, but an illustrated listing of many books about London Transport.
London Transport Web Ring
x.webring.com/hub?ring=londontransport
The web ring for sites about London Transport.” Including London's buses, Underground (the ‘tube’), trolleybuses and trams.
Transit Canada
www.angelfire.com/ca/TORONTO/
Nothing about London Transport, but merely my other website, focussed on public transit and transportation in Canada.

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