The BUS-STOP is an outsider's view of London Transport buses, mainly in the 1930-1980 era.
Whats at the bus stop:
12th September 2014. By way of a change from RTLs I have been having a go at the histories of RM300-399. Some amendments and additions have been made to earlier RM histories, for RM1-99, RM100-199 and RM200-299 also.
To stop my brain going totally numb with all this number-crunching I have prepared a page on the Sovereign Volvo single deckers. One on Arriva The Shires' similar buses is on the way.
30th July 2014. The mini-Running Day for Fort Halstead Works Journeys was excellent, even if some journeys had to be curtailed or abandoned because of low-hanging trees. I have started a report, with more to follow.
25th July 2014. I went to see the line-up of Routemasters at Finsbury Park on 13th July, and am in process of putting up a gallery of photos of the assembled multitude.
26th June 2014. No, I haven't died. I have been away for a bit over a week, walking in Germany. I have also been rather busy on other things. So the report on the Route Recreation Day at Hertford, and the following Running Day has been delayed. The first page on the Route Recreation Day on the 372/381A is now up. More will follow as I find time/inclination.
27th May 2014. I have started the report on the Sevenoaks Running Day, 18th May 2014. As usual more will follow as I write it.
21st April 2014. I thoroughly enjoyed the RT75 Weekend. The first page of a report, covering the line-up at Ash Grove, is now up. More to come on route 22 etc.
RTL histories are progressing, with a first pass done on RTL1-99 , RTL100-199 and RTL200-299. The rest are still lumped together. As I bash each hundred into reasonable shape they too will be separated out. Extra data keeps churning out of the wash as I proceeed, so this gets added to the "done" pages too.
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I do not attempt to keep the histories up-to-date. If you want the latest information, there are plenty of special interest groups on the net. For comprehensive monthly updates, subscribe to LOTS to get "The London Bus".
The plan drawings by Ian Smith are NOT scale drawings from originals,
but based on a few known dimensions and (usually) a variety of photographs.
In places inferences have been drawn where the photographic evidence is poor.
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