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29/4/16- The Hull Railway Page has been deleted. I hope to post the best of the photographs from it on the Hull Railway Group page on Facebook as time permits; I'm sorry if this inconveniences anyone, but I hope that the photos will be available to a wider audience as a result. It will also free up space on this website to enable more of the fleet lists to be illustrated with photographs, again as time permits.
13/9/15- Fleet list added for Geldards Coaches, Leeds, who sadly ceased trading on 11th September 2015, showing the final fleet (Leeds and West Yorkshire page).
22/2/15- EYMS Group fleet lists for March 2004 have been added as follows; East Yorkshire fleet and allocation list (EYMS page); Finglands fleet list (Finglands page), and; Whittles fleet and allocation list (Whittles page).
17/2/15- Five archive fleet lists have been added (host pages in brackets); Barrow Borough Transport January 1987 (North West); Geldard's Coaches March 2006 (Leeds and West Yorkshire); Harrogate Coach Travel August 2007 (North Yorkshire excluding York); Metrobus, Orpington November 1986 (South East); and Panther Corporation (Jeal), Crawley c.1991 (South East). Photographs will be added to the first three in due course.
16/2/15- The page on the Great Central Railway has been slightly amended; in the bibliography section the books in the series "The Rise and Fall of Nottingham's Railway Network" were erroneously credited to D.H. Beecroft. Their author is actually Hayden J. Reed and the page has now been amended as such, with due apology to both gentlemen.
20/12/14- Photographs have been added to some of the KHCT fleet lists, the rest will be similarly treated soon.
19/12/14- Fleet list added to Lincolnshire page for Stagecoach in Grimsby September 2002.
              Also fleet list added to the KHCT page for Stagecoach in Hull, September 2002.
As a result of compiling the above, it was noticed that the wrong date had been attributed to another of the Stagecoach Hull lists, therefore the list which was previously dated 2001 is re-posted with the correct date of 2003.
5/10/14- A page has been added under "Railway Pages" on the remains of the Great Central Railway in Nottingham.
17/6/14- Fleet lists added for CIE (Coras Iompair Eireann) 1985 (on new Irish bus fleet lists page) and for Gold Star Coaches, St Asaph, North Wales 1985 (under Welsh bus fleet lists).
5/6/14- Fleet and allocation list added to North West bus fleet lists page for North Western 1991.
31/5/14- Fleet and allocation list added for Merseyside Transport (Merseyside PTE) 1979, with thanks to Dave Martins for the fleet information (under North West bus fleet lists).
5/8/13- Fleet list added for Brijan Tours, Hampshire, September 1994 with thanks to Sean Wakefield (under South West fleet lists).
27/7/13- Fleet list added for Isle of Man Transport (buses) Summer 1998, under new Isle of Man lists page.
25/7/13- (1) Fleet list added for Blackpool Transport, January 1983 (bus and tram), with thanks to Sean Wakefield.
(2)The fleet list for Douglas Corporation 1976 has been moved to a new Isle of Man page, which has been created in readiness for a forthcoming Isle of Man Transport list.
24/7/13- Fleet and allocation list for Merseybus 1990 added to the North West bus fleet lists page. 
19/7/13- Some additions made to the Huntingdon and District history page, the text amended to reflect that there were originally eight Volvo B10BLE's in the fleet and not seven, and the photo caption amended to reflect the subsequent history of the bus shown. 
 Photo added to the Huntingdon and District fleet list page.
26/4/13- Photo added to Devon General 1992 fleet list.
7/1/13- Cleveland Transit 1994 fleet list updated with information on vehicle number 502, with thanks to Richard Smiles.
5/12/12- Merseybus fleet and allocation list, early 1988 added to North West bus fleet lists page.
20/11/12- Chester City Transport fleet list January 1983 added to North West bus fleet lists page.
14/11/12- Ribble and National Travel West 1981 fleet lists added under North West bus fleet lists. Apologies for the long wait for these two!
31/10/12- First Leeds current (October 2012) fleet list posted under Leeds and West Yorkshire fleet lists.
12/10/12- The Ribble 1967 fleet list has been corrected with the addition of Leyland Leopard's 458- 497 which were somehow missed off. Thanks to Jonathan Cadwallader and David Call for pointing out the mistake.
4/10/12- Fleet list added to North West bus fleet lists for Ladyline, Congleton 2000, with thanks to Dave Martins.
7/7/12- Pacer pages 1 and 3 modified with further information about the differences between classes 142/0 and 142/1.
3/6/12- Link added to both Links page and Bowling to Laisterdyke railway page to Bob Walker's blog on rediscovering Ripleyville, the now- demolished model village in Bradford. Also the West Yorkshire Buses website link has been removed from the links page and replaced with one for the Sheffield Omnibus Enthusiasts Society, as the former website has now sadly ceased. Many of the current fleet lists for West Yorkshire operators can now be found on the SOES site.
5/3/12- I've finally got around to updating some of the more modern fleet lists on the site. As such current fleet lists have been added for the following;
        Stagecoach in Hull (under KHCT fleet lists)
        Stagecoach in Grimsby (under Lincolnshire fleet lists)
Under Leeds and West Yorkshire fleet lists will be found the following;
        Arriva Yorkshire
        Centrebus (Leeds depot)
        First Leeds
        Geldards
The two Stagecoach lists are updated to late- February, whilst the West Yorkshire ones are to early- March.
Also, the current TJ Walsh list has been updated to include V676 GLC in the operational fleet, this vehicle entering service in early- February.
20/2/12- A new current fleet list has been added for TJ Walsh, Halifax (TJ Walsh Current fleet list in the menu to the left). The old list from January 2011 has been archived under Leeds and West Yorkshire fleet lists. Some corrections have also been made to the list regarding the identity of bus TJ6.
12/2/12- Due to technical problems, the former companion to this site "Pacer Chaser Bus Pictures" has had to be deleted from the web. It is hoped to resurrect some of its content to this site soon.
On a brighter note a couple of corrections and additions have been made to Pacer Page 1- Class 142's.
11/2/12- Fleet lists added for the following operators-
            1- Brighton Borough Transport 1976 (under South East fleet lists)
            2- Douglas Corporation Transport, final fleet list 1976 (under North West fleet lists, as I don't have an Isle of Man section)
            3- Orpington and District fleet list 1976 (under South East fleet lists)
10/2/12- Fleet list added to the North West bus fleet lists section for Ribble (including the associated Standerwick and Scout fleets) in 1967.
3/2/12- Slight modification to the East Yorkshire 1976 list. Following further research the model name of the Metro Cammell bodied Leyland Panthers 823/824 has been added, they had Metro Cammell "Topaz" bodywork.
25/1/12- East Yorkshire 1976 fleet list added.
19/1/12- Fleet lists added for Crosville in 1974 and 1976. These pages have been added to the North West section as the company's head office was in Chester, after suitable debate whether to place them in the North West or Wales.
25/10/11- Maidstone and District fleet list for January 1975 added to the South East England bus fleet lists page.
23/10/11- Fleet lists added for C- Line, Macclesfield (under North West bus fleet lists) and Scotbus, Inverness (under a new Scottish fleet lists page). 
21/10/11- Thanks to Dave Martins, the following fleet lists have been added: D&G Services/Cerbydau D&G, Bethesda 2000; Devaway, Chester 1998; Purple Motors, Bethesda 1998.
17/10/11- Some of the existing fleet lists on the site have been re-organised to make the menu clearer, for example the recent Arriva Yorkshire and First Leeds fleet lists have been put under the "Leeds and West Yorkshire bus fleet lists" page. I hope this will make the site simpler and more enjoyable to use.
21/6/11- The Bowling to Laisterdyke railway pages have been updated. Additions have been made to the history page in the light of further research on the line, whilst an update from June 2011 has been added to the photographic survey showing changes at Hall Lane level crossing.
31/5/11- Current fleet lists have been added for the following operators-
                                                                Arriva Yorkshire
                                                                First Leeds
                                                                Transdev Harrogate and District (showing entry to service of refurbished 3601)
The above three lists are updated to the end of May 2011.
Also added is the final fleet list of Yorkshire Line, who ceased trading in mid- May. This is on the Leeds and West Yorkshire fleet lists page.
24/4/11- (1) New fleet lists added for Stagecoach in Hull April 2011 and Stagecoach in Grimsby Spring 2011. As a result the Stagecoach in Hull March 2011 list has been archived under KHCT fleet lists.
            (2) The Yorkshire Line start of operations fleet list has been updated to show that UVG- bodied Darts P141 TDL and P142 TDL are step- entrance vehicles.
This list will shortly be archived due to major fleet changes at this operator.
3/4/11- (1) Links added to James Prentice's photographic websites on railways, ships, model warships and Scottish buses.
           (2) Fleet lists added for Stagecoach in Hull March 2011 and Arriva Yorkshire March 2011, the latter under "Leeds and West Yorkshire bus fleet lists".
9/2/11- Current fleet list added for Redline Buses, Barnsley.
1/2/11- Fleet list added for new operator Yorkshire Line.
26/1/11- The TJ Walsh current fleet list has been updated and the previous (October 2010) list archived under Leeds and West Yorkshire fleet lists.
30/12/10- A fleet list for Chesterbus in 2007 has been added to the North West fleet lists page, with thanks to Dave Martins.
29/12/10-  (1) "Chester buses, a 2006 photographic survey" page added.
                (2) "Coming soon" page revamped to give an idea of when pages are expected to be added.
19/12/10- "Buses we love to hate" photo gallery for the Dennis/Transbus/ADL Dart SLF added.
16/12/10- The "buses we love to hate" photo gallery page for the Dennis Dart (step-entrance) has been added.
6/12/10- (1) Fleet list added to the South East page for East Kent, 1974.
             (2) Further fleet lists added to the West Midlands page, viz. Central Logistics/Redwing, Bilston; Banga Buses, Wolverhampton and Sandwell Travel, West Bromwich all 2010 and all with thanks to Dave Martins.
             (3) Correction added to the Pacer page 1 (class 142) regarding North Western Trains' ownership, with thanks to Tony Keeling.
16/11/10- (1) Fleet list added to North Yorkshire outside York page for Jolly Roger The Pocklington Pirate 1997, with Thanks to Tommy Boy.
               (2) Fleet list added to the North West page for Manchester Airport 2002, also with Thanks to Tommy Boy.
               (3) A new page has been created for West Midlands area fleet lists and photographs, the existing Midlands area page will now concentrate on the other areas of the Midlands.
               (4) To the West Midlands page have been added 2010 lists for AM-PM Travel (Birmingham), GRS Travel (Tividale), Joe's Travel (Bilston), Midland Bus Company (West Bromwich) and Travel Express (Wolverhampton), all provided by Dave Martins, with Thanks. Dave stresses that although these are recent lists, the fleets involved can alter fairly quickly and so the lists cannot be described as current.
                (5) The Leeds festival shuttle bus photo gallery has been added.
7/11/10- (1) A new page has been added entitled "Buses we love to hate" photo galleries, which will have links to pages on those less popular bus types. The first type featured is the humble Ford Transit minibus.
              (2) A photo gallery of TJ Walsh, Halifax has been added
6/11/10- The MCW Metrobus photo gallery has been added, and for ease of loading is split into parts 1 and 2.
2/11/10- Further Maidstone fleet lists added for the Borough Council fleet in December 1979, and for Boro'Line in January and May 1992.
1/11/10- (1)- Fleet list and allocation added for Midland Red North, August 1982. This is located under Midlands area bus fleet lists.
             (2)- A new page has been created for South East England bus fleet lists.
             (3)- Onto the above page have been added fleet lists for Maidstone Borough Council 1974 (initial fleet taken over from Maidstone Corporation), January 1975 and December 1975 and also for Maidstone Boro'Line in October 1986 (initial fleet taken over from Maidstone Borough Council).
28/10/10- Fleet list and allocation added for First West Yorkshire, November 2009.
24/10/10- (1) Due to a large number of changes taking place, a new T.J. Walsh current fleet list has been added and the previous (early October) list archived.
               (2) The Halifax Joint Committee and T.J. Walsh fleet histories have been tidied up, the latest changes to the Walsh fleet have also been added.
               (3) Both the fleet history and the current fleet list for Halifax Joint Committee have been updated to include the four BMC school buses which, despite being owned for several years had been omitted from my lists. Thanks to Dave Martins for pointing out the error!
20/10/10- (1) Fleet lists have been added for T.J. Walsh (Halifax) March 2006, December 2006, December 2007, August 2008 and Summer 2010.
              (2) The current fleet list for T.J. Walsh has been updated to show the new TJ6, the withdrawal of TJ4 and TJ26, the addition of Primo MX07 BCZ and the allocation of fleet number 36 (no "TJ" prefix) to MX10 DXF.
               (3) Fleet list added for Centrebus Huddersfield (Huddersfield Bus Company and K-Line Travel) November 2009.
               (4) Halifax Joint Committee fleet history added. Please note this page is still under construction and will be improved shortly.
               (5) T.J. Walsh (Halifax Bus Company) fleet history added. Again this will be tidied up in the near future.
7/10/10- Following a visit to Halifax the fleet list for Halifax Joint Committee has been updated to include reinstated Dennis Dart 14, and the list for TJ Walsh has been updated to show MX10 DXG with its new fleet number TJ37
6/10/10- Current fleet lists for Halifax Joint Committee (ordinary service fleet only) and TJ Walsh (Halifax Bus Company) added.
26/9/10- Two Rider York fleet lists, for 1997 and September 1998, have been added to the York area bus fleet lists page, with thanks to Tommy Boy.
22/8/10- The tidy-up of the site has been completed with the various fleet lists and other pages grouped under relevant headings. It is hoped that this will make the site easier to navigate.
14/8/10- (1) Fleet lists for Burnley and Pendle 1984 and for Pennine Motor Services 2000 have been added with thanks to Dave Martins.
             (2) KHCT fleet list October 1986 added.
             (3) To make the site easier to navigate, some fleet lists have been grouped together as links under a master page. The first master pages are EYMS (East Yorkshire) fleet lists and photographs, KHCT (Kingston-upon-Hull City Transport) fleet lists and photographs, and York area bus fleet lists. Each page has links to all relevant pages on the site for its respective fleet or fleets. All lists can still also be accessed from the column on the right, the new format making this easier to read.
11/8/10- (1) Fleet lists for Viking Tours (York) 1997 and York Bus 1999 have been added, with thanks to Tommy Boy.
             (2)- East Yorkshire fleet and allocation list for February 2009 and fleet list for May 2009 added.
             (3)- Finglands (Manchester) fleet lists for February and May 2009 added.
             (4)- Whittle's (Kidderminster) fleet lists for February and May 2009 added.
9/8/10- (1) Two new fleet lists for KHCT (Kingston upon Hull) have been added, January 1989 and May 1989.
           (2) The "KHCT fleet list 1991" (which was an amalgam of several lists from the year) has been deleted and replaced by a fleet list from February 1991 which gives more detail on the fleet at this time. The opportunity has also been taken to re-format the list into the now standard format for this site.
6/8/10- (1) A brief history of the Huntingdon and District bus company has been added.
           (2) A photographic feature on Huntingdon buses in 2008 has been added.
2/8/10- (1) Cleveland Transit (including Cleveland Coaches and Tees Valley) fleet list November 1994 added.
           (2) KHCT (Kingston upon Hull City Transport) fleet list November 1994 added.
           (3) Lincoln City Transport fleet list March 1992 added.
31/7/10- (1) Pacer page 1 (class 142) updated, a missing picture has been inserted and various grammatical errors corrected. Also the photo of a refurbished cab has been replaced with a better version.
             (2) Pacer page 3 (History and background) has been updated to include a definite unit number for the class 142 that went to the USA on demonstration (142049). Many thanks to Mark Youdan for providing this information.
              (3) Two new pages have been added "Acknowledgements" and "Links" (both under the Home page) to take over some functions previously on the "Welcome" page. If you have a website of transport interest and would like a link inserting, please e-mail me on the address listed on the "Welcome" and "Links" pages.
             (4) EYMS Group (East Yorkshire, Scarborough and District, Cherry Coaches, Cottingham Mini Coaches, Phillips, Primrose Valley Coaches) fleet and allocation list June 1991 and fleet list only for October 1991 added.
             (5) EYMS Group 1989 page updated to include corrections to Chassis designations of various vehicles.
29/7/10- (1) Huddersfield Bus Company (including K-Line Travel) initial fleet list May 2008 added, with Thanks to Dave Martins.
             (2) Chester City Transport fleet list 1979 added.
26/7/10- (1) Fleet lists added for Reynard Buses (York), Target Travel Services (York) and York City and District at time of takeover by Rider Holdings, with thanks to Dave Martins.
             (2) Fleet list for Geldard's Coaches (Leeds) 2005 added.
             (3) Fleet list for Ipswich Borough Transport May 1985 added.
22/7/10- (1) SYT South Yorkshire Transport fleet and allocation lists for 1984 and 1986 added.
             (2) T.J. Walsh (Halifax) fleet list 1997 added.
20/7/10- Yorkshire Rider fleet and allocation list 1990 added, with Thanks to Dave Martins.
19/7/10- (1) EYMS Group (East Yorkshire, Scarborough and District, EYMS Engineering) fleet and allocation list May 1989 added.
             (2) Glenn Coaches, York. Fleet lists added for 1995 and 1997, with Thanks to Tommy Boy.
15/7/10- (1) SYT South Yorkshire Transport fleet list Autumn 1990 added.
             (2) West Yorkshire Road Car Company fleet list and allocation at takeover by Rider Holdings 1989 added, with Thanks to Dave Martins.
14/7/10- West Riding Group fleet and allocation list 1990 added, with Thanks to Dave Martins.
12/7/10- "Coming Soon" page reorganised to show pages in preparation and pages planned for the future to give some idea of timescales for individual pages.
9/7/10- Fleet lists added for Selby and District and Sheffield and District in 1988, and for Compass Bus (Wakefield) in 1989.
8/7/10- Some text revised on the Bowling to Laisterdyke history and photographic pages in the light of further research undertaken.
6/7/10- (1)  Airebus (Leeds) 1989 fleet list added
            (2) By request the four fleet lists added on 4/7/10 have been re-formatted to match the others on the site.
5/7/10- The Bowling to Laisterdyke photographic survey has been completed and now forms a "tour" starting from Bowling Junction.
4/7/10- Fleet lists added for York Pullman and Yorkshire Coastliner in 1995 and for Jaronda Travel, Cawood (near Selby) and Reliance, Sutton-on-the-Forest (near York) in 1997, all courtesy of Tommy Boy, with thanks.
4/7/10- The first photographs have been added to the Bowling Junction to Laisterdyke photographic survey. 
28/6/10- (1) New page added on the history of the Bowling Junction to Laisterdyke railway line.
             (2) Arriva Yorkshire, First Leeds and Centrebus (Leeds) fleet lists from April 2010 added. These were previously on the sister Bus Enthusiasts Leeds site, see below.
             (3) My other site, Bus Enthusiasts Leeds has been deleted from the web, and the link removed from the home page. This is due to me having insufficient time to keep it updated, leading to it rapidly going out of date. Hopefully this will allow me more time to concentrate on this site.
             (4) A page for a photographic survey of the Bowling Junction to Laisterdyke railway today has been added, hopefully this will be completed shortly.
20/4/10- Caldaire North East (United/Tees and District/TMS) Fleet List and Allocation added.
9/4/10- More information and photographs added to Pacer page 1 (class 142).
20/3/10- Further information and a photograph of the Leyland-rebodied mk.1 added to Pacer page 3, with thanks to Mr. K. Ward.
9/3/10- Pacer Page 2, featuring photographs of classes 140, 141, 143 and 144 has been added.
8/3/10- UK North/GM Buses fleet list added
8/3/10- Extra photos added to Hull's Railway Page 1
7/3/10- Photos re-posted to Hull's Railway page 1 to overcome problems loading page.
5/3/10- Photos added to Pacer Page 3 showing a class 142 sales brochure.

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