A Pictorial Parade of Southern Region Vehicles
Compiled by Bruce Murray & Kevin Robertson
The subject of the Road Vehicles from the British Railways era is one which has recieved only limited book and magazine coverage in recent years. Indeed it is perhaps somewhat ironic that the vehicles operated by the pre-group and pre-nationalisation companies are still recorded in far greater detail. (GW Road Vehicles/Railway Bus Services - all published by OPC some years ago).
It would be very nice then to be able to accurately state that at last we might put the record straight, with a full record, description of every type of fleet / registration numbers for the BR period. Unfortunately that cannot be the case for the present work. Consequently we must apologise that whilst what follows is as comprehensive a volume as we have been able to amass, such detail as we have included can only be part of the story: but we hope still a very attractive and valuable part. Despite searching for and enquiries over, a fleet record / register of road vehicles operated by the Southern Region has still not been uncovered. (If it is out there somewhere we would love to see it, perhaps even complete this record with publication in 'Southern Way').