An Illustrated History of London Buses
In1933 the London Passenger Transport Board came into being. Responsible for running most bus and all tram and Underground services in the capital, the LPTB, and its successors lasted nearly 60 years until the various bus subsidiaries were privatised. During this period it brought centralised and standardised bus design and purchasing to the streets of London. The result was a series of classic British bus designs - such as the RT, the RM and the RF - as well as some that were less successful , such as the DMS. Today the last of the great London Transport-derived designs - the RM - is gradually succumbing to the ravages of time and to the threat of legislation although many ex-London vehicles can be seen in preservation nationwide.
Now that the story of standardised London bus design has come to an end, Kevin Lane has put together a detailed account of the various bus types that the LPTB and its successors operated. An Illustrated History of London Buses provides the reader with a comprehensive guide to all the various types and variations to be seen in the metropolis over the past 60 years. Fully illustrated with a superb collection of photographs, this definitive record of the development of the London bus from the early 1930s up to the 1990s will be of considerable interest to all bus enthusiasts.
Hardback with dust jacket, 144 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good
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