Ansair Kingston 1987 - 1995

A comprehensive encyclopedia of Ansair's Kingston factory and the buses that were built there between 1987 and 1995 written by former employee Grant Wise. 166 pages and over 300 colour and black and white images. 

 

Author: Grant Wise

Year of Publication: 2020

Publisher: Grant Wise

$79.99

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New South Wales Government Bus - A 75th Anniversary

Commemorating 75 Years of Bus Operation by the NSW Government 

 

From the early days of NSW Government bus services including hot lunches at the bus depot to accidents throughout the city including a double-decker bus which crashed into Circular Quay. 106 pages of stunning photos, maps and drawings, both colour and historic black and white.

 

With the impending demise of the State Transit Authority in April 2022, this is an opportunity to be reminded of the history of government bus services before they cease to exist. 

 

Author: Greg Travers

Year of Publication: 2007

Publisher: Sydney Bus Museum 

 

RRP $49.95          NOW $20.00

$20.00

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The Blue Buses of Forest Road

by John Birchmeier

ONE COPY REMAINING

 

The blue buses of Forest Road : the story of Pioneer Coaches, Bexley NSW

Meticulous research hundreds of photos.

 

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A Pictorial History of Government Transport in Newcastle

ONE COPY REMAINING

 

Marking the end of NSW Government operation of public transport in Newcastle

80 pages. Hard Cover Beautifully produced. Mostly colour apart from early photographs

Over 200 historic photos including the fleet of buses ferries and trams, the men who formed the operating and maintenance staff on the last day of Government operation on June 30th 2017.  The book is mainly a scrapbook of photos only ,with  limited text.

Packed in a very strong protective cardboard wrapper, this is a book to treasure

$145.00

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A Time and a Place by John Birchmeier

The stirring tale of the  founding family of Dion's Bus Service in Wollongong.

Although the buses were the best known business the family fortunes also grew through a general store which doubled as the booking agency for bus charters, and market gardens.

pub. 2019 .   144 pp. soft cover all colour over 100 photos maps and historic documents, ticket images.

An inspiring story of great interest to transport historians and bus followers

A whole chapter is devoted to the restoration by Brian Mantle of the unique Leyland OPD2 'decker custom-built  for Dions in 1948. see  rear cover photo

$40.00

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The Private Bus Industry in New South Wales by John Birchmeier

A mirror of our times

This fine book by noted researcher and author John Birchmeier is a comprehensive account of and tribute to the New South Wales  Bus Transport Industry from the early 1900s to today, portrayed through commentary , photographs and story.

The culmination of 18 months solid writing and design, research, and collation of over 250 high quality photos.

The book was written in connection with BusNSW's 75th Anniversary celebrations – in early 1942 the NSW Omnibus Proprietors' Association (BusNSW's antecedent) came into being, the first statewide organisation for bus operators in NSW.

 

Hard cover  213 pages over 250 photos all colour except where historic B&Ws are used.

published 2017 by BusNSW

$69.00

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Gone But Not Forgotten Australian buses in AOA

 

Images from  every city in Australia of buses in all-over advertising livery.

 

All colour A5 format. Soft covers. Over 100 pages with 2 photos per page.

high quality printing

 

$75.00

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Ryle'Wy by Duncan MacAuslan

How the horse buses transformed Sydney

A very deeply researched elegantly produced  in A4 format

128 pp. over 100 photos, mostly B&W  but some colour shots of preserved buses, also tickets

Many very interesting historical photos of Sydney and suburban street scenes.

The full story from the very first American-style bus to the latest and largest double deckers, up to the inevitable demise under competition from trams. Some photos show steam as well as electric trams in early service.

Published by Transit Australia 2016

$59.95

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Balmain Peninsula Transport by Duncan MacAuslan

A full study of transport in and to Balmain from the city and nearby suburbs, by ferry, horse bus, tram, private bus and NSW Government Buses.

Many historic photos mostly B&W but the book is printed in colour throughout, so that highlights appear clearly.

Published by The Balmain Association, 2016. Supported by Cobden and Hayson, graphic designers

102 pages,  over 50 photos mostly B&W, some in colour. Many maps and press clippings from earlier eras, also tables and line drawings

A satisfying read for both transport enthusiast and historian and as a valuable historical document showing Balmain history from a different viewpoint

$30.00

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Martins Albury - John Birchmeier

 

From respected author John Birchmeier, writer of Saints of Peakhurst, The Blue Buses, Keira Kembla and Around the Lake, The Dions.

The book is beautifully designed and produced: a worthy addition to any transport historian's library.

 

Martin's has operated bus services for 85 years in the Albury / Lavington area and ventured into coach operation to very high standards.

Route maps, historic timetables and fare charts, vehicle photographs from early 1900s onward.

 

120 pages

All colour except historic B&W photos.

Published by John Birchmeier Ⓒ 2013

card cover

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Kembla, Keira and Around the Lake by John Birchmeier

The history in full of Rutty's Bus Service, Figtree

Highly respected author John Birchmeier has just produced this deeply-researched, prolifically illustrated history of the famous Wollongong bus operator, from 1925 to 2001.

Absorbing stories of the heroic efforts of the bus operators on narrow bush tracks, poorly made and maintained roads, and occasional flooding.

Colour cover with 14 pages of colour photos and a wide selection of B&W photos, as well as many beautifully drawn maps, timetables, destination rolls in colour.

150 pages A4 format

$40.00

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Saints Of Peakhurst

By John Birchmeier

Beautifully produced from this renowned author.

Hundreds of period photos.  75 years of history

 

$35.00

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The Dions by John Birchmeier

 

We have  sourced the last remaining copies of this fine book detailing the full history of the family bus service which started v1n the 1920s and is still running under that name

120 pages over 80 photos all B&W

Published by John Birchmeier Ⓒ 1997

card cover

$10.00

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Noisy by Sylvia Balog & Andrew Burns

 

Caitlin & Mum are meeting Pop at the big train station in the city. Caitlin cant wait to see her Pop. He is coming all the way from the bush. They travel on buses, trains, trams and ferry's.

An illustrated kids story book for kids 3 to 8 years. 30 pages.

Full colour soft cover.

 

< Click on the photo to see more.

$20.00

 

 

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HERITAGE Edinburgh's Preserved Buses

Soft Cover 

Compiled by Keith McGillivray

88 Pages Full Color

A Comprehensive  Guide of the Preserved Buses   Published 2020

$65.00

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Blue Triangle - AEC buses 2nd impression

By Alan Townsin, a noted British bus historian, and former employee of AEC at Southall, with access to much company detail.

The definitve story of AEC buses from 1910 to the demise of the company. Hundreds of photos, every model described.

Much technical detail, world-wide sales and marketing, model development, a very thorough and fascinating read.

2nd edition with extra material.

Very good condition

$65.00

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Seventy Five Years A Driving Force - the private bus industry in NSW

A Commemorative booklet produced by the Bus and Coach Association (now Busnsw) to celebrate its 75 years since incorporation as the NSW Bus Proprietors Association, in 1942.

28 pages, all colour except for historic B&W photos, of which there are many, dating from as far back as the early 1900s. 

A fascinating pictorial and historical record of private bus operation in New South Wales. There are references to the many hardships suffered by private owners when the NSW Government stepped in in 1932 and nationalised many companies.

Over 100 photos making this a very readable book, of historical value.  Great value!

$5.00

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King Of The Road

by Jack McCafferty with Don Talbot

 A rare and much-sought-after book

The small bus company that survived and grew big. From the 27h.p. Reo onwards, this is a tale of enterprise and hard work. Looks at the routes the vehicles, the people, the places, the new services, and their outcomes.
Hilarious anecdotes many photos of buses and family and places.  Out of print and rare.

 

324 pp paperback B&W and colour photos

$99.00

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Murray Valley Coaches

by Dirk H R Spenneman

 

Buses up & down the Murray : the Murray Valley Coach Company of Albury

 

 

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Australia and New Zealand Double Decker Bus edited by Stephen Cho

NOTE: this book is not about foreign buses: every photo was taken in Australia or NZ.

A remarkable book. 135 pages, Over 200 photos all high definition colour.  Published 2018 by New Overground Publishing

Elegantly produced, with text in English and Cantonese.  English language text is modern, fluently expressed.

Illustrated are new double deckers as supplied to Australian and NZ operators, and many (at least half) are of historic buses from Museums,  and some as found in  out of the way places.

90% of photos never before seen elsewhere. Something of a first: a book with appeal to both Chinese and English-speaking readers.

$27.00

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Over the Bridge

by Leon Manney

 

Sydney's North Shore buses from the 1930s to the 1970s. A very valuable record of DGT operations.

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New Zealand Railway Tramway and Bus Bibliography. ed. Sean Millar

A researcher's dream. 646 books described which have been published  about NZ transport history

Listings cover the years from 1871 up to year 2000.  Guidance is given as to how to find and purchase the book listed.

Indexed by:

Year of publication

Subject

Geographical area

Publisher

By title

Illustrated on some pages B&W. published 2000 by author

106 pages  A very impressive work of diligent compilation

$5.00

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Museum Guide to exhibits in Sydney Bus Museum

 

A history of the museum from earliest beginnings in 1986, and photos and history of every exhibit, especially operational and display vehicles.

Fascinating detail of the recovery and restoration of some of our rarest items.

48 pages all in colour except for historic B&W.   Informative text plus detailed captions for every photo.

 

$5.00

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