We have been one of only two stockists of publications published by The Omnibus Society under a number of imprints that we have carried since 2008.
Titles originally published by the Provincial Historical Research Group (PHRG) imprint and then also took the London Historical Research Group (LHRG) publications.
To purchase Omnibus Society publications listed as in stock you can buy the latest titles below, or for older titles please use either of the drop down boxes to buy another in-stock title. the Table further down or the online download sheet can help give you information about the books that have been previously published. Our posting of sold items are dealt with within two working days, or even next working day depending on time of paid order placed. Where a publication is marked as OUT OF STOCK, it is best not to make a payment as we have no idea when we will be sent a fresh supply in the current situation, highly reliant on the publisher.
The very latest titles received from this quality publisher are as follows with drop down ‘Add to Cart’ boxes, and a full list thereafter;
Currently sold out !
Country Roads – Some Municipal Rural Bus Services
Publisher/Imprint Provincial London Historical Research Group, The Omnibus Society
by Michael Yelton ISBN 9781909091313
Format Paperback / softback A4 210 x 297 mm 96 pages, 65 monochrome photographs
The book and unique in its concept, deals with some of the country routes run by municipal operators in various parts of the country, with timetables, maps, and illustrations. Giving an insight on some unusual runnings which were not at all typical of corporation services and have scarcely, if at all, been portrayed elsewhere.
This new book from the PHRG covers a novel subject on which little if anything has been written. It describes a variety of unconventional operations by municipal undertakings, which did not fit into the usual pattern of corporation transport provision.
Surrey’s Spring Line: A History of Country Bus Route 408
Publisher/Imprint London Historical Research Group, The Omnibus Society
by Peter Osborn ISBN 9781909091306
Cover Price £10.00
Format Paperback / softback A4 210 x 297 mm 72 pages, 65 monochrome photographs
Both of these titles are out of stock.
|Sittingbourne’s Forgotten Bus Operators||9781909091238|
|Buses on the A696 – Operations in North West Northumberland||9781909091221|
London’s Buses Volume 3 – Country Area Independents 1919-1939 part 2 £35 + P&P
by Ken Blacker, Ron Lunn and Reg Westgate (only 36 years after volume 2 was published!).
This is a major work on London Bus history, and this volume covers independent operators in the former LT Country Area from Watford and Aylesbury south to Windsor and Slough.
512 pages 156mm x 248 mm hardback with dust jacket, ISBN 9781909091252
228 Black & white photos and 9 maps. Cover price £35.00 and now sent at £2.95 UK P&P on this site.
Checking other sites, this book is NOT available at Amazon, Waterstones, Blackwells, and many others, all who seem to expect the buyer to wait while they buy from the publisher, and “dispatched within 4 weeks”. Buy now from an established bookseller and receive your book within just a few days.
They also served – Bus Route 410
This a history book of London Bus Route 410 and other buses serving RAF Biggin Hill. £5
32 pages A5 with glazed card covers, black & white and colour photos, ISBN 9781909091269
Cover Price £5.00
£1.95 P&P will be addded at checkout on this publication being under our buyers purchase rate unless bought with another product.
For an earlier title we have not taken to stock before;
Shades of Green, with a photographic history of Leatherhead Garage
By the London Historical Research Group imprint of The Omnibus Society, is an expanded version of the section of Rod Lucas’ 2006 Capital Transport book ‘Shades of Green and Red’ that covers his employment with London Country, and now includes a photographic history of Leatherhead Garage from 1925 to 1999.
Published in 2018
128 A4 pages with full colour throughout.
Order code: OS116
ISBN: 978 1 909091 16 0
Cover price £22 sent P&P included from this site.
For more titles, read the list of in-stock books by The Omnibus Society here OmnibusSociety2019.pdf as well as in the drop down lists below, and the table at the bottom of the page or use the order form on the latest catalogue and order by post.
Here is a full list of the titles we have in stock for purchase, to BUY NOW use the drop down lists above. This is subject to change at any point, therefore we may decline or refund if you have missed the last OOP book. While current titles where we have just sold the last stock copy, these may take a bit longer to restock to post out, where you can either request a cancellation or wait after our response on your purchase.
|Dated||Month (Jan default)||Order#||Titles||ISBN||Priced||Status|
|1994||December||OS754||LONDONS FORGOTTEN BUS OPERATIONS Public Motor Transport in Bedfordshire 1899-1919||9781901307548||£6.00|
|2001||January||OS757||Primrose of Leominster (J E Dunabin)||9780901307572||£6.95||OOP|
|2001||January||OS761||Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 4 1915 - 1919||9780901307613||£9.95||OOP|
|2001||January||OS762||Vanguard - an important chapter in the early history of the London motorbus||9780901307629||£10.95||OOP|
|2001||January||TFP-BCT||The Tickets of the Brighton Corporation Tramways||9780901307583||£7.50|
|2001||January||TFP-LT||Unlimited Travel Tickets of the London Tramways 1925-1942||9780901307602||£7.50|
|2002||August||OS759||Trams & Buses of the Great Cities in the 1880s (D S Giles)||9780901307590||£9.95||OOP|
|2003||May||OS768||Tocia: Buses of the Lleyn Peninsula (J E Dunabin)||9780901307688||£6.95|
|2004||January||OS764||Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 5 1920 - 1921||9780901307644||£8.50||OOP|
|2006||July||OS765||Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 7A 1924 - 1926||9780901307651||£16.50|
|2008||March||OS766||History of Birkenhead Municipal Undertaking (T B Maund)||9780901307661||£19.95||OOP|
|2009||March||OS770||North Warwickshire (P Hale)||9780901307705||£0.00||OOP|
|2010||June||OS773||London General's First 50 Years (Mitchell)||9780901307736||£17.95||OOP|
|2011||April||OS774||Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 8A 1927-1928||9780901307743||£18.50|
|2011||November||OS775||Pioneer Bus Services in South West Lancashire (T B Maund)||9780901307750||£19.95|
|2012||January||OS102||Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 9A 1929-1930||9781909091023||£12.00|
|2012||March||OS776||North Yorkshire Independents (P Cardno)||9780901307767||£8.95||OOP|
|2012||October||OS101||Area Agreements Territory and Ownership Patterns in the Bus Industry||9781909091016||£14.95||OOP|
|2013||August||OS103||Majestic - the Story of the BET Groups smallest Fleet||9781909091030||£6.90|
|2013||February||OS105||A London Anthology 50 Years of LHRG||9781909091054||£8.00|
|2013||July||OS104||London Transport Second series bus bodies||9781909091047||£12.00|
|2014||August||OS108||Westcliff-on-Sea Motor Services Limited||9781909091085||£14.95|
|2014||November||OS110||A History of Buses, Trams and Trolleybuses of Enfield and Edmonton||9781909091108||£10.00||OOP|
|2015||May||OS106||The Recollections of Henry Webb - The Life and times of an Edwardian busman||9781909091061||£14.95|
|2015||November||OS111||History of the Wallasey Corporation Motor Omnibus Undertaking (T B Maund)||9781909091115||£17.50|
|2016||April||OS119||The Express Express Omnibus Co (Durham) Ltd - Durham District Services||9781909091191||£14.50|
|2016||August||OS107||The Chartham Bus - Memoir of a Kent Independent||9781909091078||£8.95|
|2016||June||OS114||London Bus and Underground Timetables (second edition)||9781909091146||£10.00|
|2016||October||OS115||Buses in Brentwood A brief history by Chris Stewart (1st ed Reduced)||9781909091153||£4.00|
|2017||April||OS121||The Brutonian Story: A Somerset Independent||9781909091214||£14.50|
|2017||March||OS115||Buses in Brentwood A brief history by Chris Stewart (2nd edition)||9781909091153||£4.75|
|2018||December||OS116||Shades of Green, including a photographic history of Leatherhead Garage||9781909091160||£22.00|
|2019||October||OS125||London's Buses Vol 3: Country Independents 1919-1939 - Part Two||9781909091252||£35.00|
|2019||October||OS126||They also served Bus Route 410 - RAF Biggin Hill||9781909091269||£5.00|
|2020||June||OS122||Buses on the A696 - Operations in North West Northumberland||9781909091221||£10.95|
|2020||August||OS123||Sittingbourne's Forgotten Bus Operators||9781909091238||£9.95|
We also sell some of the titles published by the Omnibus Society books on third-party sites however when bought direct from us, total prices will be at more favorable prices, post paid as there are far less fees involved.
Aside from our printed Catalogue and lists on our own website, we have added all the New publications we keep on a site called Biblio.
This site lists all of the titles we carry as stockists and will include some of our ‘former owned’ books that are as equally in New condition.
This link takes you to www.Biblio.com where our stock listed from newest added.