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Successors to the National [in all their incarnations] the Leyland Lynx never proved quite as popular with operators as their predecessors, perhaps due to the mid 80's fragmentation of the NBC dinosaur into smaller privatised units resulting in smaller orders. The rather 'box like' looking Lynxes d
One of the delights of attending bus running days is the opportunity to ride on the types of vehicles that we travelled on when we were younger, or some of us may even have ridden on to school. These events also serve to remind us of more leisurely times when there was little traffic on the highways
In the autumn of 1955 I moved to Chorleywood as Porter Signalman. This meant that I worked on the platform as well as the signal box. Before I could work by myself I had to learn the box and the Absulote block system which I had never worked before. After training for two or three weeks I had to
Had you wanted to catch a bus from Amersham Underground Station on a Sunday recently, what a choice there was. Assembled in the car park was a gleaming array of historic vehicles up to 56 years old, resplendent of red, green and even gold. The day marked 70th Anniversary of London Transport taking
Five distinctive yellow ducks landed in London early 2000 for a unique sightseeing tour operation [pioneered in Boston] involving road and river. Actually USA General Motors built DUKWs [D = production year 1942, U = utility/amphibious, K = all wheel drive, W = twin rear axles] second world war roof
Since opening to the public in 1929, Bekonscot has entertained over 13 million visitors and really is a national treasure on our doorstep. Located in Beaconsfield New Town [behind Waitrose], the village began as a hobby for London accountant Roland Callingham, who bought a field circa 1925, dug a po
363 Commemorative RML 40th anniversary run Totteridge - Penn/Holtspur, 19th February 2006. Two former High Wycombe garage [HE] Routemasters RML 2440 and RML 2412 reach the summit of Totteridge Hill on the 363, recreated almost 40 years to the day since the type were introduced on 21st February 19