I have completed a further transport-themed proofread for Pen & Sword Books, this one covering the buses and other road vehicles used by the former United Counties Bus Company. From 1921 to 2014, this company ran bus services across a cross section of counties such as Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The book was divided up into a year-by-year overview of the changes within the bus fleet and then illustrations of the vehicles in question. In the early part of its life, United Counties took over many smaller organisations and inherited an almost bewildering collection of buses, both single- and double-deck. In later years, the company became part of, firstly, the National Bus Company and then Stagecoach. The variety of vehicles remained to the disappearance of the company name. Services ranging from town ‘hoppers’ to long-distance coach services seemed to mean that standardisation on London Transport lines was not possible.
The completed book should prove a mine of information for bus enthusiasts, being more of a reference work rather than a story book.