David Slater (Spoddendale)'s photos with the Associated Motorways

Associated Motorways Summer 1972 timetable cover

Associated Motorways Summer 1972 timetable cover
The cover of the advance copy of the Summer 1972 Associated Motorways timetable. The final issue would feature a cover of higher grade paper colour printed. The cover of my very care worn copy is now almost detached. Associated Motorways would also produc…
Added on July 17, 2016

Yelloway and Associated Motorways timetable leaflet 1936

Yelloway and Associated Motorways timetable leaflet 1936
The Yelloway ‘Devonian’ service originally travelled via Gloucester and Bristol. At Gloucester connections to Red and White’s services were offered and at Bristol to those of Greyhound Motors. From Saturday 22 August 1936 the Yelloway service was diverted…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Summer 1949 timetable cover

Associated Motorways Summer 1949 timetable cover
The Associated Motorways timetable book cover (left is the rear cover and right is the front cover) for the Summer of 1949. So that no one member company would derive benefit from the publicity the consortium used orange, green and black as its house colo…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable cover

Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable  cover
The Associated Motorways timetable book cover (left is the rear cover and right is the front cover) for the Summer of 1954. The route map on the front cover has been significantly expanded since that of the 1949 issue and includes the Ribble, Western SMT…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable for the Gloucester-Cheltenham-London service (including a direct Swansea-London faster service)

Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable for the Gloucester-Cheltenham-London service (including a direct Swansea-London faster service)
These pages were from the Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable book and show the timings for the Gloucester-Cheltenham-London service. A point of curiosity I find is that the summer only quicker direct Swansea to London day service is included in th…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable for the Swansea to Cheltenham service (including a direct Swansea-London faster service)

Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable for the Swansea to Cheltenham service (including a direct Swansea-London faster service)
These pages were from the Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable book and show the timings for the Swansea to Cheltenham service. The summer only quicker direct Swansea to London day service is also included in this timetable and also in that for the…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Winter 1954-55 timetable cover

Associated Motorways Winter 1954-55 timetable cover
The Associated Motorways timetable book cover (left is the rear cover and right is the front cover) for the Winter period 1954/1955 was similar to that used in Summer of 1954 although this copy was not colour printed. I am not sure if this was an advance…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Summer 1972 timetable for the Great Yarmouth to Cheltenham service

Associated Motorways Summer 1972 timetable for the Great Yarmouth to Cheltenham service
A typical timetable layout from an Associated Motorways timetable book. Each page featured a particular service usually on adjacent pages, each direction having a page of its own. In addition to the times for the particular service there was abridged cont…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Summer 1972 workings

Associated Motorways Summer 1972 workings
This is a photocopy of what was the lead sheet of an almost full set of formal licensing/administration documents produced by Associated Motorways for the Summer 1972 - back then these were spirit duplicated on foolscap paper. The sheet contains a list of…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Winter 1972-73 timetable cover

Associated Motorways Winter 1972-73 timetable  cover
The National Bus Company came into being in 1969. A few years later NBC created National Travel which led to the countrywide coach network that later became National Express. The services of the Associated Motorways consortium became part of the network.…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways (National Travel) Summer 73 timetable cover

Associated Motorways (National Travel) Summer 73 timetable cover
The National Bus Company came into being in 1969. A few years later NBC created National Travel which led to the countrywide coach network that later became National Express. The services of the Associated Motorways consortium became part of that network.…
Added on July 17, 2016

Royal Blue 2381 (OTA 641G) in Farnborough - Nov 1973

Royal Blue 2381 (OTA 641G) in Farnborough - Nov 1973
November 1973 – Royal Blue 2381 (OTA 641G), an Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol RELH6G new March 1969, seen in Farnborough when working the Birmingham to Portsmouth Associated Motorways service. Before the introduction of the National Bus Company corpora…
Added on July 17, 2016

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2389 (RDV 415H) at Aldershot - 27 Jan 1973

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2389 (RDV 415H) at Aldershot - 27 Jan 1973
Saturday 27 January 1973 - Royal Blue Express Services (Western National) 2389 (RDV 415H) seen in Aldershot when working the Portsmouth to Birmingham Associated Motorways service. It is an Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol RELH6G new for in March 1970. T…
Added on July 17, 2016

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2389 (RDV 415H) at Aldershot - 27 Jan 1973

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2389 (RDV 415H) at Aldershot - 27 Jan 1973
Saturday 27 January 1973 - Royal Blue Express Services (Western National) 2389 (RDV 415H) seen in Aldershot when working the Portsmouth to Birmingham Associated Motorways service. It is an Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol RELH6G new for in March 1970. T…
Added on July 17, 2016

Line up of coaches at Rochdale - August 1972

Line up of coaches at Rochdale - August 1972
August 1972 - Yelloway worked with may different joint operators. This colourful line up of coaches was a regular sight on a Saturday morning on the Rochdale Corporation Transport parking ground before the coaches from the south returned back home. Workin…
Added on March 31, 2014

National Express and Grey Green North West-South East Holiday Services timetable - Summer 1976

National Express and Grey Green North West-South East Holiday Services timetable - Summer 1976
As a result of the exchange of services between Yelloway and National Travel in early 1976, Yelloway no longer operated services from the north west to London and the two holiday services jointly operated with Grey-Green from the north west to the Thanet…
Added on July 24, 2014

Never to be - The proposed Blackpool-Eastbourne service applied for by Yelloway and joint operators in 1968

Never to be - The proposed Blackpool-Eastbourne service applied for by Yelloway and joint operators in 1968
Never to be - The proposed Blackpool-Eastbourne service applied for by Yelloway and joint operators in 1968. The application for a Haslingden-Eastbourne service (which had common timings and route south of Manchester) was granted.
Added on July 24, 2014

Yelloway and joint operators North West-Eastbourne holiday express timetable - Summer 1972

Yelloway and joint operators North West-Eastbourne holiday express timetable - Summer 1972
A through service was established linking the North West with the Sussex coastal resorts of Brighton, Peacehaven, Newhaven, Seaford and Eastbourne operated by Yelloway, Grey Green and Associated Motorways. For many years it had been possible for passenger…
Added on July 24, 2014