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  • The London Bus
  • Written by James Taylor
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780747807285
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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.

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

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