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The Routemaster Pocket Book

Author : Conway Publishing
ISBN : 184486152X
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 67.97 MB
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Nothing encapsulates the essence of London quite like the red double-decker Routemaster bus. Its iconic design, since its 1956 inception, has become as much a symbol of the capital as St Paul's or Tower Bridge.The design was revolutionary, drawing largely on the many innovative technological advances brought about by the development of aircraft during the Second World War. Boasting a lightweight, two-part sub frame assembly, independent front suspension, an automatic gearbox, power-hydraulic braking and power-steering, this truly modern machine was like nothing seen before in public transport. The Routemaster was specifically designed and constructed for service in the tough operating conditions of London and its suburbs. It served this vast area for nearly half a century and its utility and mechanical reliability made it a dependable workhorse for London Transport, leading to several refurbishments and life extensions before it was finally withdrawn from general service in 2005.Cherished by the public and tourists alike, it is a genuine classic and many heritage examples remain in working order - indeed, you can still hop on a Routemaster on parts of London's number 9 and 15 routes. This book is a delightful celebration of the Routemaster, using authentic material covering its exterior and interior design, technical aspects and operation, and illustrated with diagrams and line drawings throughout. There are sections on learning to be a bus driver (circa 1960), behind the scenes in a bus garage, reports and press releases on the first Routemasters, timetables and bus maps from 1956, instructions for drivers and conductors, and even a user's guide to the Gibson bus ticket machine for all aspiring 'clippies'. As Mayor of London Boris Johnson's 'new' Routemaster takes to the road it is a timely reminder of just how great the original was.
Category: Transportation

Berlitz Pocket Guide London Travel Guide Ebook

Author : Berlitz
ISBN : 9781785732546
Genre : Travel
File Size : 58.11 MB
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With an iconic style and a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to London Plan your trip, plan perfect days and discover how to get around - this pocket-sized guide is a convenient, quick-reference companion to discovering fun and interesting things to do and see in London, from top tourist attractions like Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, The British Museum, Tate Modern and the Tower of London, to hidden gems, including Neal Street, Brick Lane and Hoxton Square. - What to see: comprehensive coverage of the city's attractions, illustrated with striking photography - What to do: how to make the most of your leisure time, from local entertainment to the best activities and shopping - History and culture: giving you a deeper understanding of the city's heritage, people and contemporary life - Practical tips: where to stay, dining out and how to get around: reliable recommendations and expert travel advice - Dictionary: quick-reference bilingual language guide to help you with vocabulary on the ground - Covers: Westminster, The West End, Buckingham Palace and Mayfair, Bloomsbury and Marylebone, The South Bank, The City, Kensington and Chelsea, North London, East London, Southeast London and Southwest London. About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.
Category: Travel

Insight Guides Pocket London Travel Guide Ebook

Author : APA Publications Limited
ISBN : 9781786710192
Genre : Travel
File Size : 60.11 MB
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Packed with historical sights, world-class museums and galleries, plus great restaurants and shopping, London is one of the world's most exciting capital cities. Be inspired to visit by the brand new Insight Pocket Guide London, a concise, full-color guide to this rich and diverse city that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that London has to offer. Inside Insight Pocket Guide London: - Where To Go details all the key sights in the city, from the imposing Tower of London and majestic St Paul's Cathedral to the scenic South Bank, while handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text. - Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip, including Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, the Tate Modern art gallery and the London Eye. - A Perfect Day in London provides an itinerary for one day in the city. - What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from taking in a West End show or shopping til you drop in Covent Garden to enjoying a boat trip on the Thames. - Essential information on London's diverse culture, including a brief history of the city. - Eating Out covers the city's best cuisine. - Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants. - A-Z of all the practical information you'll need. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
Category: Travel

Pocket Rough Guide London

Author : Samantha Cook
ISBN : 9780241200513
Genre : Travel
File Size : 78.93 MB
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As indispensable as it is easy to carry, the Pocket Rough Guide to London is the definitive guide to the most charismatic city in Britain. It's full of insider tips on the most memorable experiences the city has to offer: take in the views from the lofty heights of the Shard; haggle for a bargain in Portobello Road Market; explore the legacy of the Olympic Games in the East End; and enjoy all manner of world-class museums for free. Beautifully designed in full colour and packed with the best-looking maps you'll find in any guidebook - including a handy pull-out map - Pocket London's comprehensive recommendations will not only help you take best advantage of the city's famed restaurant and nightlife scenes, but also find equally brilliant places to sleep and shop. Now available in PDF format. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with the Pocket Rough Guide London.
Category: Travel

Spotter Jotter Pocket Sized Notebook For Recording Bus Numbers And Details

Author : Railway Blogger
ISBN : 1092455477
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 66.93 MB
Format : PDF
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The pages inside this notebook are lined and blank so that you can format the book how you wish to record the bus details that are important to you. Cover features a London Routemaster Bus and would make a great gift for a bus enthusiast. Soft cover so can be easily slipped into a pocket or bag. Perfect gift for your Dad on Fathers Day or your Husband for Christmas or his Birthday. Eye-catching cover 5" x 8" easy to carry around with you 50 sheets/100 pages of lined paper Would make a great gift for a bus enthusiast
Category: Transportation

Passenger Transport

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105128592289
Genre : Electric railroads
File Size : 59.66 MB
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Category: Electric railroads

The Mammoth Book Of Best British Mysteries

Author : Maxim Jakubowski
ISBN : 9781780332819
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 82.42 MB
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Leading crime critic Maxim Jakubowski presents this year's must-have collection of British crime fiction. This latest volume of the acclaimed annual collection presents over 20 short stories of murder mystery, selected from the very cream of new British crime fiction. Contributors include Lee Child, Colin Dexter, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Len Deighton, John Harvey, and many more. This is an ideal present for anyone who has ever enjoyed a good murder-mystery. A page-turning compendium of British talent to capture the imagination of readers around the world.
Category: Fiction

Whitaker S Book List

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105117258033
Genre : Great Britain
File Size : 78.96 MB
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Category: Great Britain

The Modern Tramway

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105210166497
Genre : Street-railroads
File Size : 24.38 MB
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Category: Street-railroads