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December 21st
Celebrating 150 years and in time for Christmas, a mini gallery for London General featuring the original London General through to the latest Enviro400s.
A Christmas update to Guernsey Bus, Guernsey Motors, Guernsey Railway, Jerseybus, with a complete makeover for all our Channel Islands pages.
New EFE Fleet Focus for Western SMT and update to EFE Fleet Focus for Yorkshire Traction.
The final EFE releases for 2006.
December 16th
New gallery for Safeguard of Guildford.
New look for Midland Metro Gallery.
Update to Prestwood Travel gallery.
EFE Model Focus for London RML.
EFE future releases update.
Omnibuzz joins the UK Coach Hire Directory.
December 10th
New gallery for Australian operator Coastal Liner of Warnervale.
Update to gallery for Arriva Holland with pictures of the new Amsterdam fleet.
Update to EFE Model Focus for London RM.
December 3rd
New gallery for Ex City of Cardiff Buses.
Update to gallery for Cardiff Bus.
EFE Fleet Focus for Cardiff Bus.
November 26th
New gallery for White Bus Service in Berkshire.
Update to Red Rose Optares gallery.
Update to EFE Model Focus for London RF.
November 19th
The date for EFE SHOWBUS International 2007 is confirmed as Sunday September 16th.
New Mini Gallery for Stagecoach Auckland.
Update to New Zealand doubledeckers gallery.
Update to EFE Leyland Titan TD1 Sydney subscriber models.
10th EFE releases for 2006.
Update to EFE future releases.
November 12th
The remainder of our SHOWBUS rally pics preserved buses and in service buses.
Update to Wessex Coaches gallery
EFE fleet focus for Thames Valley.
Check out the new additions on our EFE Models for sale page.
See the latest notices and submit your own.
November 5th
Lots more SHOWBUS rally pics: Hong Kong buses including the KMB Scania/Caetano and East Lancs deckers.
EFE Fleet focus for Stratford Blue and new gallery featuring the demise of Arriva the Shires Volvo/Verde 3855 in flames.
October 29th
Lots more SHOWBUS rally pics - of Stagecoach and Arriva including the Dutch Scania Omnilink.
YouTube video of SHOWBUS Routemaster Gold Run.
Update to EFE Fleet Focus for Go Northern.
EFE future releases update.
Buses on the Net weblinks for November.
October 23rd
Updates to EFE Fleet Focus for Manchester separating SELNEC and GMPTE into new galleries.
Lots more SHOWBUS rally pics - of London Buses and the special displays by Rally Control including the Alexander Dennis Enviro 200s.
October 15th
More SHOWBUS rally pics - of Bristols.
Linked full size First Showbus pics, omitted last week, now on line.
EFE 9th releases for 2006.
Update to EFE Fleet Focus for East Yorkshire.
Update to gallery for Ipswich Buses.
Moving images on a bus ad - see the Metroline Plaxton President video ad.
Houghs of Lincolnshire joins the UK Coach Hire Directory.
October 8th
Update to EFE Fleet Focus for London Country and Premier Travel.
First SHOWBUS 2006 rally pics.
EFE future releases update.
October 1st
The new Mini Gallery for Red Rover. There are many photos of Red Rover buses to add to the site from the late 1970s until the end of the company and the gallery will provide a framework for the pictures, with a page for each bus from when the fleet was numbered in 1977 from 101 up.
Update to EFE Fleet Focus for Arriva. EFE future releases update.
EFE SHOWBUS International 2006 prize winners
See also the Doyen class selection.
September 17th
SHOWBUS entries smash 500 making an all-time record entry. Our 500th entry - a Scania Omnilink from Arriva in Amsterdam. The last update to the lisiting will be on Thursday.
Prizes to be presented by Peter Newman of Ensignbus
Update to the gallery for KMB cream deckers as we await the first Caetano bodied Scania's appearance at SHOWBUS on Sunday.
New gallery for Sullivan Buses with their two East Lancs deckers being amongst the entries arriving in the last week.
Update to EFE DMS Model Focus 4mm scale.
EFE Eighth Releases for 2006.
EFE Showbus Special Release for 2006, new casting: United RELH coach.
September 10th
New gallery of Red Rover archive pictures.
Update to Sold Crosville buses gallery.
Update to EFE Fleet Focus for Crosville.
SHOWBUS entries are expected to top 450 this week and the on-line list will be updated at that point.
September 3rd
New gallery for BKV Budapest Trams.
Update to Crosville Tilling liveried buses pictures.
Never before have SHOWBUS entries reached 400 three weeks before the event, but they have this year.
Details of the disabled access site shuttle service are now on line.
August 27th
New mini gallery for Stagecoach Midland Red.
Update to Red Rover RTs photo collection in our RT gallery.
SHOWBUS entries continue above last year's levels as they top 350.
August 20th
New gallery for Bunbury City Transit - our first Western Australian fleet.
Update to the Midland Red West gallery.
Entry list now includes the allocated rally numbers as numbers bust 300.
Duxford Village Tour vehicle allocation available.
August 13th
The promise of TWO buses to Sinsheim as prizes at SHOWBUS with an extra runner up prize, not restricted to being linked to an EFE model. Note the dates for the Pan European Historic Bus Event in Sinsheim is now one week later: April 27th to 29th.
Details of the free bus service from Cambridge on September 24th.
The site map layout for EFE SHOWBUS international is now available.
New gallery for Auckland Air Bus.
Update to Croydon Tramlink pictures.
EFE Seventh Releases for 2006.
EFE SHOWBUS international special models: the model sporting SHOWBUS adverts will be a Leyland Titan and the new casting will be the RELH coach available in a livery which is neither Crosville, National Express or Royal Blue. Check out the update on EFE's future releases.
August 6th
SHOWBUS entries surge towards 250. The list will be updated during the week when the 250th entry arrives.
Update for Thames Valley Lodekkas gallery.
New gallery for Scotturb (formerly Stagecoach Portugal).
July 31st
SHOWBUS entries bust 200.
New mini gallery for Brisbane Transport: Scanias, Volvos, MANs & bendibuses.
Updates to gallery for Midland Red South.
July 21st
Update to pictures of London United low floor deckers.
New gallery for Link in Auckland.
July 16th
New gallery for
Copelands Tours.
Stagecoach Auckland update with Cityline and Non standard liveried including the Auckland Designline Omnicities.
Update to EFE Wilts & Dorset Fleet Focus.
July 9th
Our first entries from abroad as SHOWBUS entries top 150.
New gallery for East Thames Buses.
Stagecoach Auckland update with separate gallery for those in the old Yellow Bus livery.
Release of EFE First London Fleet Focus. BUSES Rally Calendar for December and the New Year.
July 2nd
New gallery for First Devon & Cornwall Tamar Link.
Update to First London doubledeckers.
EFE future releases update.
EFE Sixth Releases for 2006.
BUSES Rally Calendar for November.
June 25th
EFE future releases update.
EFE Fifth Releases for 2006.
Completed mini gallery for Tellings Golden Miller.
Updated gallery for Ex London United buses.
BUSES Rally Calendar for October.
June 18th
The FTR is coming as SHOWBUS entries top 125.
BUSES Rally Calendar for September with SHOWBUS on the 24th.
New gallery for Wings of Uxbridge.
Updated gallery for Western National blue singledeckers.
June 11th
Buses on the Net weblinks for July on line Wednesday.
New gallery for Travel London covering both eras.
BUSES Rally Calendar for August.
Updated gallery for former WN vehicles including one in Vancouver.
June 4th
Well up on last year SHOWBUS entries top 100.
BUSES Rally Calendar for July now on line.
New gallery for North Birmingham Busways.
EFE SHOWBUS International Stall holder booking forms on line.
Update to Western National blue doubledeckers gallery.
May 28th
Full details of EFE SHOWBUS International now on line.
BUSES Rally Calendar for June.
New gallery for Tellings Golden Miller Darts.
Update to Western National coaches gallery.
EFE future releases update.
May 21st
EFE Fourth Releases for 2006.
SHOWBUS entries shoot pass 50 already.
Updates to Carousel Buses
New gallery for Eagre of Gainsborough.
Update to EFE South Wales Fleet Focus.
May 14th
New gallery for Zak's Buses and Coaches.
London & Country gallery updates.
Gilbow EFE 1:24 scale DMS model.
May 7th
First entries now on line for EFE SHOWBUS International 2006.
New gallery for Tellings Golden Miller coaches.
Updates to Whippet of Fenstanton gallery.
April 30th
EFE SHOWBUS International 2006 details and forms available on line
Announcing a major prize of a trip to Germany for one of this year's entrants
New gallery for Breda Rio of Brazil and check out their amazing website.
Update to the London GS gallery.
News on EFE future releases.
April 23rd
Optare join the sponsors for EFE SHOWBUS International once more.
EFE's third set of releases for 2006.
New gallery for New Zealand operator Strongmans of Coromandel.
Updates to Epsom Coaches & Quality Line.
April 17th
Carris Mini Gallery: Carris singledeckers, Carris doubledeckers and Carris Trams.
Update to United Welsh gallery.
Buses on the Net weblinks for May.
March 31st
Plaxtons Our thanks to Plaxtons for sponsoring EFE SHOWBUS International 2006.
New gallery for Arriva the Shires Minibuses and update to Arriva the Shires doubledeckers coupled with a facelift for The Shires galleries for Doubledeckers, Singledeckers & Minibuses with a new Luton Corporation gallery completing our Shires revisions for now.
New EFE GS Model Focus.
Parkside Taxis joins the UK Coach Hire Directory.
March 26th
Arriva the Shires singledeckers gallery split into new separate galleries for Volvos, Scania, Leylands and Dennis Darts.
C & G Coaches joins the UK Coach Hire Directory.
March 19th
First Thanks again to First for sponsoring the prize money at EFE SHOWBUS International 2006.
New galleries for North Western Road Car and the North Western created from Ribble.
Updated Arriva North West gallery.
News on EFE future releases.
March 12th
will sponsor EFE SHOWBUS International by providing Rally Control once more with a suitable vehicle.
Second set of EFE new releases for 2006.
Update to Colchester gallery.
New gallery for Caboolture Bus Lines of Queensland, with an Australian Dennis Dart.
March 5th
New gallery for Alder Valley's hired help.
Update to Southend gallery.
Check out my EFE Models for sale.
February 26th
News on EFE future releases.
Citysightseeing's other buses complete the Citysightseeing Mini Gallery.
Wilts & Dorset non Bristol or Optare buses gallery updated.
February 19th
Coach UK Travel joins the UK Coach Hire directory.
New gallery for Citysightseeing's Ayats opentoppers.
Update to the London Country North East gallery.
February 10th
Go-Ahead sponsor this year's souvenir rally plaques for EFE SHOWBUS International entrants.
New gallery for Citysightseeing UK's MCW Metrobuses.
Update to East Kent non standard liveries gallery featuring Unibus.
Buses on the Net weblinks for March.
Update to EFE Bristol Fleet Focus.
February 5th
News on EFE future releases.
New Belgium international gallery.
New Citysightseeing Belgium gallery.
Updates to Eastern Counties Sold gallery.
Update to EFE Badgerline Fleet Focus.
Crest Coaches of Rochford joins the UK Coach Hire directory.
January 29th
New Bristol Mini Gallery.
Latest EFE-Trux Australian releases.
Updates to Eastern Counties (First) photo gallery.
January 22nd
New gallery for Citysightseeing Australia.
Update to Lutonian gallery.
News on EFE future releases.
First EFE new releases for 2006.
January 15th
TDK Travel joins the UK Coach Hire Directory.
New LA Metro Mini Gallery.
Updates to Guide Friday gallery.
EFE Green Line Fleet Focus update.
January 8th
New galleries for LA Metro Light Rail and Green Line 75th Anniversary.
Stratford Blue gallery update. Private Hire UK joins the UK Coach Hire Directory.
New Year's Day
A new look to the website for 2006 completing the transformation started with the home page and EFE home page. The new look will improve download times on key index pages.
A look back at 2005 and a hint of the photos that will eventually appear on the site.
New gallery for Los Angeles Metrobus NABIs.
Updates to South Wales gallery and EFE South Wales Fleet Focus.

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