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Routemaster: London's Beloved Icon
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q65A wrote:
Much like dogs and big trucks, there truly are many different "breeds" of buses. The half-cab concept never really caught on in the US.


Q65A:

Agreed, 100%!

All a "Yank" bus enthusiast has to do is to pick up any good book on British buses of years back; the chassis types, body types, classifications, and registration numbers can (quite literally!) make his head spin! (I speak from experience, here!) Rolling Eyes Wink

Too, it only makes reading up on classic British buses all the more intriguing and fascinating! Very Happy

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just thinking.......

When the ROUTEMASTER debuted on London's bustling streets, it was still an era where LT men showed tremendous pride in both their occupation and their appearance.

Those men who worked "On The Buses" indeed were a breed who basically could handle anything or everything that came their way; the buses, too, built like the proverbial tank, were built to serve London's populace long and well.

Well, only time will tell just how well the new Routemasters will do.......

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recalling those stalwart rubber-tyred Knights that once proudly paraded through London's bustling streets.......

http://www.londonbusmuseum.com


(courtesy: london bus museum)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The old order changeth......

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-36764417

(courtesy: bbc.com)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blokes:

Not surprisingly, I have read that, when the iconic ROUTEMASTERS began to be retired; many older drivers "swapped garages" to move over to depots that still stabled them.

The articulated "Bendy Buses" were regarded with strong distaste by many veteran drivers; many were also not all that enamored with the newest double deckers.

Back in the 1950's, no one, I am sure, would have thought that, one day, decades later, that the ROUTEMASTER would become a beloved London (and British) icon.

Excepting those used in "heritage" services, the ROUTEMASTER has now rumbled into the London Transport history books, along with the GENERAL "B" and "K" types, the STL's, "Guy Arabs", RTL's, and RT's.

Routemaster, we hardly knew ye............

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can I have started a ROUTEMASTER thread without including a certain "Topper Deckinton"?? Rolling Eyes

Blimey......'ere's a real bloomin' go....... Wink

http://pixar.wikia.com/wiki/Topper_Deckington_III
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