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The London Bus

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.

TransportRoad & motor vehicles: general interestBuses, trams & commercial vehicles: general interestTransportTransport technology & tradesIntelligent & automated transport system technology Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd Publication Date: 10/05/2009 ISBN-13: 9780747807285  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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.

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