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The Routemaster Pocket Book

Author : Matthew Jones
ISBN : 9781844861910
Genre : Transportation
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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dependable workhorse for London Transport, leading to several refurbishments and life extensions before it was finally withdrawn from general service in 2005.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

Insight Guides Pocket London

Author : APA Publications Limited
ISBN : 9781786710192
Genre : Travel
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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

Passenger Transport

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105128592289
Genre : Electric railroads
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Category: Electric railroads

The Mammoth Book Of Best British Mysteries

Author : Maxim Jakubowski
ISBN : 9781780332819
Genre : Fiction
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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

But It S All Over Now

Author : William Franks
ISBN : 9781524680732
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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But It's All Over Now is an evocation of the mid 1960s as seen from the point of view of a working class North London teenager and his friends, and even some girls. In 1963 Bill Franks was a 16 year old virgin and was still a virgin 2 1/2 years later, but they were the best years of his life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Bus We Loved

Author : Travis Elborough
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119950215
Genre : Transportation
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In terms of postcards, books, films, and cheap souvenirs, and in the eyes of the world, the Routemaster represents the city just as much as Big Ben. It was the last bus to be have conductors as well as drivers, the last bus to ring familiar shouts that are at least a century old—Fares please, Full up inside but room on top, Next stop the British Museum!It was the last bus, in other words, to be a proper bus. In this fond history, Travis Elborough tells the story of the routemaster’s invention, rise and decline, of the people who worked on it, and of the enthusiasts who were mad about it.
Category: Transportation

Whitaker S Book List

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105117258033
Genre : Great Britain
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ISBN : UOM:39015058916035
Genre : City planning
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133510516
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The Modern Tramway

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105210166497
Genre : Street-railroads
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Category: Street-railroads