The Routemaster was more than just a bus. It was a symbol of all that was great about Britain and in particular about London, which it served faithfully for an unmatchable fifty years. "Routemaster Omnibus" combines three best-selling titles by Matthew Wharmby and Geoff Rixon, the latter the proud owner of RM254, one of the first Routemasters to be preserved. "Routemaster Jubilee" (ISBN 978 0 7110 2999 6) celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the type from its commissioning as a purpose-built trolleybus replacement, its five decades in service spanning the upheaval of Reshaping, division and privatisation to leave a core of 600 surviving vehicles immortalised by the Routemaster 50 event in Finsbury Park."Routemaster Retrospective" (ISBN 978 0 7110 3155 5) explores, route by route, the withdrawal of the type during the 1980s and 1990s, leading up to the grand finale of "Routemaster Requiem" (ISBN 978 0 7110 3145 6). This title covered the much-admired Last Days of the final twenty routes to use the Routemaster bus, beginning with the 15 on 29 August 2003 and culminating in the unforgettable scenes outside Brixton garage on the afternoon of 9 December 2005 when thousands came to see RM2217 complete the final scheduled journey on route 159. "Routemaster Omnibus" offers an expanded final chapter dealing with the two Heritage Routes based on the 9 and 15, whose ten allocated RMs are all that remains of not only the Routemaster family, but of the London Transport legacy of design excellence and economy that was renowned throughout the world.
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
Weight: 1383 g
Dimensions: 280 x 215 x 23 mm
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