TV&GWOT’s charitable objective is to educate, and in the process to entertain, the public in the history of public road passenger transport and in particular in the history of those companies and types of vehicles operated through the Thames Valley and Great Western road transport corridors – fro’ Paddington to Penzance! A number of publications are available which support that purpose. There are separate order forms for:

                TV&GWOT publications


TV&GWOT past event programmes     


TV&GWOT magazines To and fro’

Please email enquiries@tvagwot.org.uk if you require different publication types so we can combine postage to reduce your costs.

  Bundle Offer

A special bundle offer gives a 20% discount on TV&GWOT’s latest publications – VCS90 – 90 Years of Victoria Coach Station – A Celebration and Thames Valley Traction Company Limited (Centenary (+2 years) – A Celebration. Details for each are given below. Purchased individually the cost is £24 but both can be bought in this special bundle for just £19 (inc p&p) - a bargain.


VCS90 – 90 years of Victoria Coach Station – A Celebration

TV&GWOT’s commemorative book “90 Years of Victoria Coach Station” is available to purchase online. The book looks at different aspects of the coach station development and operational heritage, drawing in part on the London Coastal Coaches collection held by the Bus Archive.  In addition, the express services between the Thames Valley and VCS have been documented for the first time based on new research.  Wheels to the West are another aspect relevant to the TV&GWOT areas of interest and the record of vehicles serving the West Country has been brought up to date.  Readers are transported back to see life at VCS at different points through the last 90 years –a busy summer’s day in 1962 and the rail strike of 1982 are examples, with pictures of coaches serving the whole country.

The book is B5 format (between A4 and A5), 96 pages, soft bound and includes 160 illustrations, over 100 in colour.  It can be purchased online for £15 with the addition of £3 post & packing.  Click here for details of the VCS90 events.



Thames Valley Traction Co. Ltd Centenary+2 – A Celebration

The Thames Valley Traction Co. Ltd was first registered on 10 July 1920 – the Covid Pandemic thwarted Centenary celebrations so Supporters took TV&GWOT’s TV fleet on a tour of former depots from Windsor to Newbury on 10 July 2022. A companion Souvenir Booklet has been published with input from renowned TVTCo. historian Paul Lacey, documenting the company origins in 1920 and the growth in the fleet and patronage over subsequent decades. A detailed record of the routes as they developed from July 1920 through to December 1971 is catalogued, accompanied by photographs from the Paul Lacey Collection. In addition the Trust’s work preserving its unique collection of TV vehicles is presented, complemented by photographs from the Trust’s archive showing the locations visited on the Supporters tour, the basis for some ‘then’ and ‘now’ photographic comparisons.

The booklet is A5 format, 36 pages, with a short print run but copies can be purchased for £5 with the addition of £1 post & packing.


RG100 – Reading Motorbus Centenary

TV&GWOT’s commemorative book “100 Years of Reading Motorbuses” is available to purchase online. The book is geared to appeal to local historians as well as bus enthusiasts.  It is B5 format (between A4 and A5), 84 pages, soft bound and includes 160 illustrations, over 100 in colour.  It can be purchased online for the reduced price of £10 with the addition of £2.50 post & packing.  Click here for details of the RG100 event.


Event Publications and Booklets

Each year TV&GWOT organises a series of events such as vintage bus running days in towns across the region.   The bumper programmes include newly researched articles on aspects of the local transport scene over the years, lavishly illustrated with old photographs and ephemera from the Trust’s Collection.

Beyond a record of the vehicles in service and the routes for the running day, these glossy programmes are of lasting interest earning their long-term keep on the bookshelves of transport scholars and enthusiasts alike.

While stocks remain, past event programmes are available to purchase at discounted prices. Please email your order requirements (using the Programme order form if you wish) to enquiries@tvagwot.org.uk to check availability and benefit from bulk postage savings, if applicable. Payment can be by Paypal, cheque or bank transfer – details to be agreed with order confirmation.

To check out the full range of programmes and the transport histories they cover, click the following links:





Reading / Thames Valley

Other Events


To and fro’

TV&GWOT Supporters receive a high quality quarterly magazine To and fro’.  Each edition runs to between 36 and 52 pages and includes original articles relating to passenger transport history in the Thames Valley and the West Country with connecting services covered by Royal Blue research.  The full colour magazines are extensively illustrated and include regular features like a spirited Editorial, Trust Traffic Notices, Any Questions and pictorial reviews of recent events.  Copies for the current year are only available to Supporters but back numbers (where copies remain) can be purchased online.

Take a look at the coverage of To and fro’ and the purchasing opportunities here.



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