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© Local Transport History Society 2014-2016


We produce free illustrated booklets covering much of the UK’s transport history from steam tramways to the early municipal and independent bus networks. In PDF format they are readable on any PC, laptop, Apple or Android device with the Adobe reader and represent an alternative to paper books. All publications are produced by the Local Transport History Society.

The Adobe DC Reader for Windows, Mac Os, iPhone/iPad, Android phones and tablets can be downloaded HERE.

Recent Publications

Visitors since the site opened on
1st November 2014


W. C. Standerwick Ltd.


Illustrated Fleet History and Listing. 42 pages.

Portsmouth Corporation Transport

Illustrated Fleet History and Listing. 67 pages.


The site reached its second birthday on 1st November 2016. Starting in 2014 with just a couple of PDF booklets the site has continued to grow and now has over 100 in the library. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed photos or text - you can see them listed on our Contributors page - without their help none of this would have been possible. Visitor numbers have suddenly started to grow as more information becomes available and hopefully this will be a continuing trend in the coming year.

Latest Updates

Aldershot & District Traction Co. Ltd. 1912-1971 - 2nd Edition
Additional photos and layout updated.
East Yorkshire MS - 60 Years of Service 1926-1986 - 2nd Edition
Text corrections and layout updated.
Ashton-u-Lyne CT 1902-1969
Additional photos and layout updated
Barrow CT 1920-1986
Additional photos and layout updated