The London Bus - Shire Library No. 499 (Paperback)James Taylor (author)
Paperback 56 Pages / Published: 03/06/2009
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The red double decker bus is one of the enduring images of London. Although now increasingly replaced by modern bendy buses, the classic rear-entrance double-decker still appears on postcards, keyrings, t-shirts and other tourist souvenirs. Successor to the horse-drawn London buses of the nineteenth century, the B-type double-decker first appeared in the Edwardian period, and was the first in a classic line of London motorbuses. Take a trip back in time to explore the story of the London bus, from horse-drawn to bendy bus. With special attention paid to the much-loved double-decker, the author discusses bus design, manufacture and operation, plus the work of drivers and conductors, making this the perfect celebration of the best-loved bus in the world.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 56
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 210 x 149 x 13 mm
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