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The London Bus

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The red double decker bus is one of the enduring images of London. Although now increasingly replaced by modern bendy buses, the classic rear-entrance double-decker still appears on postcards, keyrings, t-shirts and other tourist souvenirs. Successor to the horse-drawn London buses of the nineteenth century, the B-type double-decker first appeared in the Edwardian period, and was the first in a classic line of London motorbuses. Take a trip back in time to explore the story of the London bus, from horse-drawn to bendy bus. With special attention paid to the much-loved double-decker, the author discusses bus design, manufacture and operation, plus the work of drivers and conductors, making this the perfect celebration of the best-loved bus in the world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 146 x 206 x 6mm | 158.76g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0747807280
  • 9780747807285
  • 431,764

About James Taylor

James Taylor is a Londoner born and bred, and has been fascinated by the capital's buses since the late 1950s. He is a professional motoring writer, and was delighted to extend his expertise to cover a favorite subject in this book for Shire.show more

Table of contents

The London Bus and its Owners Early History Between the Wars Design, Manufacture and Maintenance London's Buses in Wartime Iconic Designs: The RT and RM The Crews Single-Deckers and Country Cousins Modern Times Further Reading Places to Visit Indexshow more

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