We are pleased to announce three updated books in out Fleet Handbook series are due for publication this year.
First up in late-August will be new editions of the Stagecoach Oxfordshire and Stagecoach East Midlands books. These will be followed in October with a new edition of the Stagecoach East book.
Due for publication in late August 2020:
Stagecoach Oxfordshire Fleet Handbook 2020 (SKM050)
28 pages. Price £5.00. A6 size, laminated card cover. Full colour illustrations throughout.
Full details of the fleet operated and liveries carried by Stagecoach's Oxfordshire fleet which includes operations from main depots in Oxford, Witney and Banbury. A complete listing of vehicles including registrations is supported by full details of liveries and branding carried together with depot allocations. Also included are details of the normal, pre-COVID, allocation of vehicle types to routes.
Stagecoach East Midlands Fleet Handbook 2020 (SKM051)
48 pages. Price £6.50. A6 size, laminated card cover. Full colour illustrations throughout.
The Stagecoach East Midlands area includes operations from depots in Hull, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Mansfield, Gainsborough, Worksop, Skegness, Long Sutton and Lincoln. It is a diverse fleet which has been upgraded in the last year with the cascade of mid-life vehicles from other Stagecoach companies. More Enviro 400s are expected from Manchester in the coming months and details of these are also included.
Produced with the support of the Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire Transport Review (LEYTR) the book details all vehicles in the fleet along with extensive information on liveries and branding as well as depot allocations.
Several vehicles in the fleet have received the new Stagecoach livery and examples are included in the full colour illustrations.
Due for publication in October 2020:
Stagecoach East Fleet Handbook 2020 (SKM052)
40 pages. Price £6.50. A6 size, laminated card cover. Full colour illustrations throughout.
Stagecoach East operates from depots in Bedford, Fenstanton, Cambridge and Peterborough. Investment in 2019/20 has seen 12 tri-axle double decks and six Volvo saloons join the fleet. The company has faced challenges in returning services to normal post-COVID 'lockdown' as it works to ensure it buses and coaches are COVID-secure. This means that it may be some months before all required vehicle types are returned to service. As a result we have taken the decision to delay the publication of this Fleet handbook until October 2020.
The book will detail all vehicles in the fleet along with extensive information on liveries and branding as well as depot allocations.
The full range of currently available Steven Knight Media books is available from MDS Book Sales, 128 Pikes Lane, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8EH (www.mdsbooks.co.uk).
Books are also available from Ian Allan Bookshop in London (www.ianallanpublishing.com).
If you wish to order direct from Steven Knight Media and pay by cheque you can also do so. To place a direct order send your cheque made payable to 'Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire Transport Review' to LEYTR Secretary (SKM), 45 Outgate, Ealand, Scunthorpe, DN17 4JD.
Special postal rates apply for books ordered through LEYTR. Just add £1.25 for one book and £1.60 for two books or more.
All other Fleet Handbook titles and A5 Albums are out of print and no longer available.