9 Responses to London: If you make buses wonderful …

  1. Morgan Wick March 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    Dear God, is that “London’s Heritage” cover in Comic Sans?!?

  2. Henry March 19, 2015 at 11:05 pm #

    Hong Kong also has similar books and photo annuals for their buses.

  3. Dexter Wong March 20, 2015 at 1:35 am #

    I have seen books on GM buses (both Old Look and New Look), a book on New Flyer buses and on Intercity buses in general. If you can find an audience and a publisher, you can write books on buses.

  4. Pete B March 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    The history of the UK bus industry has a big enough following to support a huge array of publications devoted to the subject. If you visit Amazon.co.uk, select ‘books’ and search for ‘buses’ you will get nearly 2,000 titles under reference alone.
    Famous (to us) old company names like Midland Red, Southdown, Bristol Omnibus, Ribble, Western National all have their followers. And of course London Transport has a big following.
    There are also books on specific models of buses such as the Bristol RE which was the most successful of the first generation rear engine single deckers and dated from the 1960s/1970s. Over 4,500 of the buses were built and they operated across the country. I have happy childhood memories of travelling on these buses with their good turn of speed and very distinctive sound effects.
    The UK also has a thriving bus preservation movement with museums and rallies/running days across the country. I found this footage of a trip on a preserved Eastern National Bristol RE to illustrate a typical example of this bus model.

  5. Ian Mitchell March 31, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    There are buses in NYC’s transit museum.

  6. Nathanael June 12, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    And yet they still prefer the Tube.
    Even in London.
    There’s nothing wrong with great buses. As long as you don’t have a lot of riders… in which case there is something deeply wrong with them and you’d better build a railroad.

  7. Embankment Stair August 10, 2017 at 2:40 am #

    Good collection 🙂 i will visit your collection house when i come your city

  8. James January 17, 2018 at 6:04 am #

    Is thar for real “London’s Heritage” cover in Comic Sans?!? Yes, it is.KKK

  9. Louis January 17, 2018 at 6:07 am #

    Looking foward to my next visit in London