The Premises and Facilities of the Western National Omnibus Company & Southern National Omnibus Company

£19.99
The Premises and Facilities of the Western National Omnibus Company & Southern National Omnibus Company
The Premises and Facilities of the Western National Omnibus Company & Southern National Omnibus Company

Booklet published by the Historic Omnibus and Transport trust, 98 pages. Rectangular paperback - c.21cm by 29.5cm (N6542)

Over the period of its existence the Western National and Southern National companies used well over 150 different operating centres, ranging in size from depots holding up to 100 vehicles, down to small outstations with just one. Some of these still exist today but the greater majority have long since gone, or their use changed to something totally different.

The depots and facilities of a bus company are an important ingredient to the whole operation and this book attempts to describe the locations, shape and size of each place, with the aid of original maps and official drawings, as well as photographs to illustrate them at various stages of their use.

Arranged alphabetically, this volume covers places beginning with the letters A – L (the remainder are covered in a seperate volume). The reader will grasp a fuller understanding of the premises used, when they came into being and from whom some were acquired. Not only garages, but bus stations and booking offices are also given a mention, particularly in towns where the company had more than one place. The book is illustrated throughout with around 65 photographs, 26 maps and 33 floor plans and drawings.


The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.
Condition New