London Buses 1970–1980

A Decade of London Transport and London Country Operations

Author: Matthew Wharmby,John S Laker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1473872979

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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The 1970s were among London Transport’s most troubled years. Prohibited from designing its own buses for the gruelling conditions of the capital, LT was compelled to embark upon mass orders for the broadly standard products of national manufacturers, which for one reason or another proved to be disastrous failures in the capital and were disposed of prematurely at a great loss. Despite a continuing spares shortage combined with industrial action, the old organisation kept going somehow, with the venerable RT and Routemaster families still at the forefront of operations. At the same time, the green buses of the Country Area were taken over by the National Bus Company as London Country Bus Services. Little by little, and not without problems of their own, the mostly elderly but standard inherited buses gave way to a variety of diverted orders, some successful others far from so, until by the end of the decade we could see a mostly NBC-standard fleet of one-man-operated buses in corporate leaf green.

East London Buses: 1990s

Author: Malcolm Batten

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445680408

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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Malcolm Batten offers a highly illustrated range of photographs looking at East London buses in the 1990s.

East London Buses: 1970s-1980s

Author: Malcolm Batten

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144568022X

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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A terrific range of previously unpublished images of East London buses, including Routemasters, during the 1970s-1980s.

East London Buses: The Twenty-First Century

Author: Malcolm Batten

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445680688

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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With a wealth of previously unpublished images, Malcolm Batten observes what has changed in the East London bus scene since the turn of the century.

London Buses Around Kent

Author: Roy Hobbs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711031128

Category: Bus lines

Page: 80

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In July 1933, the creation of the London Passenger Transport Board saw, for the first time, a unified provider of public transport for the Greater London area. This book looks at LPTB operations in the county of Kent.

The Colours of London Buses 1970s

Author: Kevin McCormack

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473868017

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

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This is a colour album of London Buses concentrating mainly on the 1970s which was the first decade since London Transport's inception in 1933 to feature a large number of buses on London streets which were not painted in the mainly all-red (or in a few c

London Buses

Author: Oliver Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445691039

Category:

Page: 64

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The red double-decker bus is part of London's personality, and is famous all round the world as an icon of a great city. Tracing nearly 200 years of history this book places the classic Routemaster in its context.