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 tourist souvenirs. Take a trip back in time to explore the story of the London bus, from horse-drawn to bendy bus.

ISBN: 9780747807285 Author: Taylor, James Publisher: Shire Publications Publication Date: 10th May 2009 Imprint: Shire Cover: Paperback Dewey: 388.3423309421 (edition:22) Pages: 64 Readership: / Code: Category: Subject:

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.

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