In December 2005, London lost one its most famous symbols: the Routemaster bus - a bus designed and made in London, by Londoners for Londoners, which was to London what the gondola is to Venice. This work tells the story of the routemaster's invention, rise and decline, of the people who worked on it, and of the enthusiasts who were mad about it....
|Title||:||The Bus We Loved: London's Affair with the Routemaster|
|Number of Pages||:||192 Pages|
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The Bus We Loved: London's Affair with the Routemaster Reviews
Nostalgia, memories of the great 'big, red bus'.
The Routemaster, the original one that is that saw service in London from 1956 to 2005 and not the modern monstrosity of the same name introduced by the current mayor Boris Johnson. The Rolls Royce of buses with an open platform a conductor to collect the fares, it purred along London's streets, an intricate part of the landscape. Its manoeuvrability allowed it to speed along the streets and when it finally departed, people lined the streets like at a great leader's funeral
I had the fortune to ride a Routemaster in 2004 before they were removed from service a year later. It was a short trip through Charing Cross to Tottenham Court Road. There definitely is a quality the Routemaster has that no other bus has. This book provides great depth of historical insight to one of the most iconic of all vehicles. Truly a pleasant and informative read. One wonders if progress is indeed progress when one the great things in life is no longer around to enjoy.
Quick and easy to read