Where did they run?, by Geoff Hobbs

Where did they run?, by Geoff Hobbs
Subtitled 'A Comprehensive survey of depot allocations for all vehicles in the Western National group of companies 1971-1982'

Booklet published by the Historic Omnibus and Transport trust in 2018, 78 pages. A4 size booklet (N7184)

Have you ever wondered where a certain bus ran during its life? To find out requires delving through many lists of company allocations, either official or those compiled from personal observation. In the case of a large company with many depots spread across the west country this can be a formidable task. Thanks to Geoff Hobbs, much of this work has been studied in depth and the result is a one-stop reference book listing all vehicles in the Western National group of companies between 1971 and 1982.

This twelve-year period saw many changes and the consequential renumbering of some vehicles, a situation which had not happened before. It also ended at the moment the company was broken up into smaller autonomous units as a prelude to privatisation. Vehicles surviving at this date are easily identifiable to new ownership.

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs, and some light wear along the edges, but the staple 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.