Publisher: Colourpoint Books
Ulsterbus, Citybus and Lough Swilly Buses
A Decade in Photographs 2004-2014
By Paul Savage
The last volume in Colourpoint’s Buses in Ulster series, Ulsterbus and Citybus, The Hesketh Years 1988–2003, was published in 2006. Then, in 2008, Irvine Millar produced his acclaimed Lough Swilly Buses. Seven years on Paul Savage has sought out an interesting selection of over 200 images of Ulsterbus, Citybus and Lough Swilly buses and coaches from the decade 2004–2014 and along with informative captions, this book brings the photographic record of those fleets bang up-to-date.
Much has changed in the featured bus fleets in those ten years. In fact, on 19 April 2014, the Lough Swilly company ran its last bus services, which had served the people of Derry and north-west Donegal for over eighty years. In the Ulsterbus and Citybus fleets, the double-decker is back in significant numbers, the Bristol RE and Leyland Leopard types are but a memory, as are the blue and ivory and red and ivory liveries, and many services are now operated with low floor, easy access buses.
All of this history, variety and more, is illustrated inside.