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The Lynx

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The Lynx, often referred to as the Wildcat, lives in forests and rocky places and likes sunbathing. When hunting he emits a single sharp howl, then sits in silence, ready to pounce. The cry frightens the prey, which the Lynx can then locate by sound.

You will be pleased to know you don't actually have to do that when hunting bus sites on the Internet because this Wild Cat has done it for you.

The lynx that brings you this page is, by the way, called "Leyland".

You may find it useful to bookmark this page before you leave

On this page:
Preserved buses · Museums · Societies · Parts
History & News · Vintage Bus Companies · H-Vans

Web sites come and go, so from time to time the links on this page are checked to see the sites are still live. Any site not active when last checked is marked with a red question mark - although the site may just have been temporarily off line when checked. If the test fails at a later date, the site is assumed to have been closed and is removed from this listing.

UK Bus Site award Pandora's box award

Preserved buses on the net

Web sites detailing privately owned vehicles

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The RM254 Homepage tells of this prize-winning preserved Routemaster.

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RM1804 - the story of how this vehicle was saved for preservation.

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RT1206 - the owners of this vehicle have a site describing the vehiclee's history and preservation progress.

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The webiste of RT2688, one of the survivors of over 7000 buses.

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The Purley Transportation Preservation Group site describes their vehicles and keeps you updated with their activities

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The Stavanger Bus Page is Michael Neal's story, including a photograph of RT792 in Norway.

Vintage vehicle museums

Where, when and how

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The Amberley Museum is not just a bus museum - the 36-acre site preserves the general industrial history of South-East England.

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The Transport Museum, Wythall site gives details of the vehicles and general information about opening hours, etc.

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The Black Country Living Museum, at Dudley (West Midlands), is home to a number of vintage buses, trolleybuses and trams, and includes an operational trolleybus circuit.

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The London Bus Museum site should be visited, for information about the museum and the vehicles, and how to join.

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The Dewsbury Bus Museum is the home of the West Riding Omnibus Trust. Beware the unexpected music - but there is plenty to explore here.

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The Glasgow Transport Museum page contains pictures of the exhibits and visitor information.

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The Greater Manchester Museum of Transport has its own web site, giving comprehensive details of their collection of 80 buses from 1890 to 1980, and the facilities they offer.

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You will find plenty of information about the vehicles at the Ipswich Transport Museum on this site.

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The Keithley Bus Museum Trust web site details their collection and activities.

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The Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society describe their museum and activities at their web pages.

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The London Transport Museum for general information, opening times, etc.

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The National Tramway Museum at Crich, Derbys, provides plenty of information here, including the exhibits and visitor information.

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The Oxford Bus Museum page details opening times and visitor details, along with some vehicle information.

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The Portsmouth Bus Museum for general information on opening hours etc.

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Sandtoft Transport Centre - the "Museum of the Trolleybus".

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The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, near Dunfermline, is described here, along with details of the vehicles and events.

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The South Yorkshire Transport Museum pages describe their activities and provide visitor information.

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The Three Counties Bus & Commercial Vehicle Museum is a museum in Beccles, Suffolk.

Societies and preservation groups

A range of useful societies

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The AEC Society caters for everything built by that famous company.

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The Aldershot & District Bus Interest Group tells the history of the company and describes the groups aims and activities.

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The British Bus Preservation Group site is where you will find details of this society, and how to join.

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At the Friends of King Alfred Buses web site, you can learn of this society's activities - including their annual new year running day.

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Classic Bristol Buses - Nigel Furness' collection of pictures of this famous marque.

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The Historic Commercial Vehicle Society has a web site detailing the activities of this pioneering society for both vinatge bus and lorry owners.

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The Lancastrian Transport Trust has a unique collection of buses and trams spanning fifty years of public transport history in Blackpool, the Fylde and other parts of Lancashire.

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The London Omnibus Traction Society is the largest bus enthusiasts' organisation in London, covering both current and historical happenings.

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The National Association of Road Transport Museums (of which we are a member) represents independent road transport museums and collections.

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The National Trolleybus Association is a society for trolleybus enthusiasts, and itself owns five trolleybuses.

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The Omnibus Society was, according to their website, founded in 1929 to study every aspect of the development and history of road passenger transport.

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The Routemaster Association site tells you about the society and the vehicles.

Sources of parts

There might be just what you need here

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433shop sells bus parts for preserved vehicles aswell as souvenirs, timetables and photographs

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British Bus Sales for vehicles and parts for preserved vehicles

History and vintage vehicle news

General information on buses and lorries of the past

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The AEC Bus Site is an extensive website dedicated to AEC vehicles, with emphasis on later models and those still in service.

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The British Trolleybus Database CD 1909-1985 web site, apart from detailing this interesting product, brings news and history about British trolleybuses.

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London Transport Bus Routes is a massive reference on London bus routes and garages 1950 to date.

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The Camden Bus Estate Agents use an RT for their office in Camden Town, although it is no longer mobile.

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Chelsham Bus Garage, a comprehensive history and tribute from 1925 to the present day is presented by Alan Edwards, and includes details of bus companies and routes.

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Dick Gilbert's Classic Buses is an extensive site with lots of history, photographs, rally reports, small ads and a lot more.

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Jonathan Wilkins tells the story of London Country, the successor to LT's Country Area, with history and photographs.

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Rons Routemasters covers associated paraphanalia, too.

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Red-RF.com contains a lot of history about London's RF type and its routes, together with information about forthcoming events.

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The RLH Bus Information Centre lists all known survivors of the class around the world, with some remarkable photographs.

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The Showbus Web Site brings news of the annual rally at Duxford, along with a lot of other general bus information and photographs, too. The Rally Calendar will give you a complete rally listing, although this is sometimes drastically out of date.

Vintage bus operators

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Cumbria Classic Coaches - in Cumbria. Where else?

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The London Bus Company site

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London-Bus Ghidorzi AG - operating a RLH in Switzerland.

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Memory Lane Travel - RT1790 and others, in Surrey.

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Timebus Travel, based in St Albans offer RLH, RF and RM types for hire.

H-Vans

All things related to the Citroën H van

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The Citroën Car Club covers all models by the manufacturer, and includes a history of the H-van, along with a mention of the smaller G-van which never went into production.

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The Citroën H-Van Register, part of the Citroën Car Club. has its own site which includes some useful maintenance information.

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Les Amis du Type H - a comprehensive site devoted to the H-type.

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Maquettes en Carton - if you can't afford to buy an H-van, you can always build your own - from cardboard! The site is in the French language, but you will have no trouble following it.

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