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Imagine if FACCo had a facility like this!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MTA/London comparisons......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Transit_Authority

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_for_London

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Transport_Board
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found these two photos in the internet...

It looks like they were taken in England...



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaBSTOA15:

What a WONDERFUL way to start a Monday! Very Happy

"BOAC" (British Overseas Airways" advertised quite a bit on LT buses, back in the 50's and 60'ss.

I have seen many photos (in my LT library) of LT buses sporting postwar BOAC ads, hailing the SUPER "G" Contsellation and the "COMET (first commercial jet)

By the 1950's, BEA (British European Airways) was operating a very distinctive fleet of bilevel airport coaches; these coaches had spacious luggage space beneath the raised passenger section to the rear.

Their bodywork was designed jointly by LT and BEA; the bodies were mounted on AEC chassis.

"MATCHBOX" offered die-cast miniatures of thee handsome coaches, way back in the day (I have one in my collection today, which I've owned since 1961!)

LOVE those classic "RT's"; the top photo reflects the long-ago day when LT bus crews were quite proud of their natty uniforms.....

"NYO"


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vintage views of BEA and BOAC airport buses/coaches (note the luggage trailers, hauled by front-entrance ROUTEMASTERS!)

www.yellins.com/transporthistory/Bus/airport.html


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a detailed page on the distinctive BEA airport coaches of the 1950's and 1960's; thankfully, several examples have been preserved.......

www.countrybus.org/rf/RF6.htm


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOAC's stately ATLANTEAN's......

www.showbus.co.uk/gallery/boac.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scroll down the page to see the 1930's-era "INTER-STATION" Cubs*.

In later years, BEA used these most unusual front-engined "bilevel" buses for a brief time......

www.countrybus.org/C/Cub.html

*(Originally, these buses were used as train service connections in London, shuttling between the large terminals)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See also:

www.old-bus-photos.co.uk/?p=38971
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to share this interesting bit of historical trivia from London.....

On 15th February, 1952 (the day of King George VI's funeral), at 2PM, a national two-minutes silence was decreed.

All LT bus crews were instructed to stop their buses, switch off their engines, and then remove their uniform caps and stand at attention beside their vehicles.

Also, all Tube trains were also halted during that two-minute period silence.....

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