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London buses 1970-1980 : a decade of London transport and London country operations

Author: Matthew Wharmby; John S Laker
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Transport, 2017.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pictorial works
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Wharmby; John S Laker
ISBN: 9781473872950 1473872952
OCLC Number: 1001434912
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title; Contents; Copyright; Introduction; 1. RTs; 2. RFs; 3. RLHs; 4. London Country; 5. Routemasters; 6. OMO; 7. Silver Jubilee; 8. Shoplinker and Shillibeer; 9. Aldenham; 10. Miscellaneous; Bibliography
Responsibility: Matthew Wharmby and John Laker.

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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.

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