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The London Bus Story

Author : John Christopher
ISBN : 0752450840
Genre : Routemaster buses
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This book comprehensively tells the story behind London's famous red buses.
Category: Routemaster buses

The London Dms Bus

Author : Matthew (Matt) Wharmby
ISBN : 9781783831739
Genre : Transportation
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Vilified as the great failure of all London Transport bus classes, the DMS family of Daimler Fleetline was more like an unlucky victim of straitened times. Desperate to match staff shortages with falling demand for its services during the late 1960s, London Transport was just one organization to see nationwide possibilities and savings in legislation that was about to permit double-deck one-man-operation and partially fund purpose-built vehicles. However, prohibited by circumstances from developing its own rear-engined Routemaster (FRM) concept, LT instituted comparative trials between contemporary Leyland Atlanteans and Daimler Fleetlines.The latter came out on top, and massive orders followed. The first DMSs entering service on 2 January 1971. In service, however, problems quickly manifested. Sophisticated safety features served only to burn out gearboxes and gulp fuel. The passengers, meanwhile, did not appreciate being funnelled through the DMS's recalcitrant automatic fare-collection machinery only to have to stand for lack of seating. Boarding speeds thus slowed to a crawl, to the extent that the savings made by laying off conductors had to be negated by adding more DMSs to converted routes! Second thoughts caused the ongoing order to be amended to include crew-operated Fleetlines (DMs), noise concerns prompted the development of the B20 ‘quiet bus’ variety, and brave attempts were made to fit the buses into the time-honored system of overhauling at Aldenham Works, but finally the problems proved too much. After enormous expenditure, the first DMSs began to be withdrawn before the final RTs came out of service, and between 1979 and 1983 all but the B20s were sold – as is widely known, the DMSs proved perfectly adequate with provincial operators once their London features had been removed. OPO was to become fashionable again in the 1980s as the politicians turned on London Transport itself, breaking it into pieces in order to sell it off. Not only did the B20 DMSs survive to something approaching a normal lifespan, but the new cheap operators awakening with the onset of tendering made use of the type to undercut LT, and it was not until 1993 that the last DMS operated.
Category: Transportation

Beatrice And The London Bus

Author : Francesca Lombardo
ISBN : 0993043364
Genre :
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After the misadventure at Hampton Court Palace, the London Bus tells Beatrice that he will never drive into a building ever again, but when the Queen sends them both an invitation for tea at Bucky (Buckingham Palace), and the London Bus changes his mind, of course, but there is a problem. The Bus is too big and needs to be resized. The help of the sloppy Magician with the 1000 Hats is needed, but the royal invitation turns into a nightmare. Yet, they receive another important invitation. This time to a royal horse racing event where the London Bus gets 'horsed' around while Beatrice becomes FAMOUS! The sky is the limit. Beatrice arranges a bizarre exchange programme between Westi (Westminster Palace) and London Zoo, but MI5 spoils it all. There's more trouble in the city. London Eye gets super-miffed with the Mayor and goes on fun strike! Beatrice helps sort out the argument. The best cabin party in the sky awaits them all when the impossible happens ......

East London Buses The Twenty First Century

Author : Malcolm Batten
ISBN : 9781445680682
Genre : Transportation
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With a wealth of previously unpublished images, Malcolm Batten observes what has changed in the East London bus scene since the turn of the century.
Category: Transportation

The London Rt Bus

Author : J. S. Wagstaff
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041800009
Genre : Transportation
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Category: Transportation

All Aboard The London Bus

Author : Patty Toht
ISBN : 1847808573
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 75.81 MB
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Come! Board the London Bus and see the London sights with us. At any time, hop off, explore! Then climb back on, and ride some more… As a family of four spend a day exploring London, fun, child-friendly poems introduce readers to our wonderful capital city, and all its secrets. Well-known landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London Eye, plus inescapable features like rain and taking tea, all get Patty Toht's witty treatment. Non-fiction facts provide more information about the subjects, while rising star Sam Usher brings them to life with his signature style and humour. This gorgeous celebration of London will be loved by both tourists and those who call the city home.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

London General

Author : London Transport Executive
ISBN : UOM:39015020941095
Genre : Bus lines
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Category: Bus lines

Competition Ownership Of Bus And Coach Services

Author : David A. Hensher
ISBN : 2881247962
Genre : Architecture
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Comprising selected papers delivered at a conference in Australia in 1990, this issue features 24 papers divided into four sections. The first section provides an introduction to the theme of competition and ownership in industry; the second section discusses this theme within the context of deregulation, public service, private profit and productivity. The reviews in the third section are based on workshop reports and each examines a particular aspect of ownership and competition. The 14 papers in the final section focus on a specific theme, example or experience.
Category: Architecture