The Colours of London Buses 1970s

This is a colour album of London Buses concentrating mainly on the 1970s which was the first decade since London Transport's inception in 1933 to feature a large number of buses on London streets which were not painted in the mainly all-red ...

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Author: Kevin McCormack

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473868014

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

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This is a colour album of London Buses concentrating mainly on the 1970s which was the first decade since London Transport's inception in 1933 to feature a large number of buses on London streets which were not painted in the mainly all-red (or in a few c

6 Practice Tests for IELTS Academic and General Training

The paint colour of London buses was controlled by Chiswick Works Laboratory from the 1950s until around the 1980s. ... In the 1970s, paint producers started to use white in their mixes to reduce costs and improve coverage.

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Author: Kaplan Test Prep

Publisher: Kaplan Publishing

ISBN: 9781506250175

Category: Study Aids

Page: 324

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Kaplan's 6 Practice Tests for IELTS General Training provides printed exams and expert explanations for all four sections of the IELTS General Training test. Realistic practice questions, personalised performance reports, and test-like Listening tracks help you face the exam with confidence. The Most Practice Six full-length practice exams for the IELTS General Training test Practice questions with detailed answer explanations help you build your Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing skills Listening tracks for test-like practice online Online study plan with personalised score reports to identify your strengths and weaknesses so you can customise your study Expert Guidance Kaplan's expert psychometricians ensure our practice questions and study materials are true to the test. We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people in over 140 countries worldwide take the IELTS exam in order to demonstrate English-language proficiency. The exam, which tests listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, is used for entrance into universities, nonacademic business settings, and as a part of immigration applications for permanent residence or citizenship in several English-speaking countries. The IELTS is an approved English-language test for U.S. and UK naturalization and visa applications.

London Transport

Following the success of my first London Transport colour album to combine road and rail operations, London Transport in ... to the newly-formed National Bus Company subsidiary, London Country Bus Services (“LCBS”), on 1 January 1970, ...

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Author: Kevin McCormack

Publisher: Key Publishing

ISBN: 9781802820836

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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London Transport was formed in 1933 to bring together all the public transport operations (except national railways) that served the capital, the suburbs and the surrounding countryside. Previously, these had been in the hands of a myriad of operators, some more dependable than others. Containing some 120 color photographs, including rare images from the postwar period, and detailed captions, this album shows the transition from prewar standards, which initially continued after the Second World War, to the modernization that was essential to encourage continued use of London’s transport systems by the public in the face of increasing car ownership. Rekindling memories of the postwar period, this nostalgic color portrait looks at London Transport’s buses, trolleybuses, trams and underground trains (both surface and tube stock) operating between 1949 and 1974.

Today s London Buses

... National bus garage stood where the well-know 1970s sitcom On the Buses filmed its garage scenes in Redvers Road, Wood Green. ... Not much work needed to be done for this ad, as it is mostly made up of the bus's actual colour.

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Author: Reiss O'Neill

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781473869561

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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Today's London Buses, covers the London bus scene of the last ten years, including pictures of bus types used in the capital on its major services. This volume looks at various routes across London during this period and the variety of vehicles that have been used in that time frame. Some of the services depicted in this book have changed, or ceased to operate, during the period covered in this book. The author has set out to cover in broad terms, the color and variety of London bus operation during this period of great change to bus services, during the last decade.

The London Bus in Colour

The last decades of the 20th century saw dramatic changes in buses with deregulation in 1986. This book shows how the industry moved from traditional layout of rear platform and open half cab to one man buses with front entrance.

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Author: John Bishop

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781555486

Category: Bus lines

Page: 96

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The last three decades of the twentieth century saw dramatic changes in the bus industry with deregulation of bus services nationally in October 1986 in the provincial areas. Visually London seemed to stay the same with the buses still operating in the customary red liveries which all cherished from childhood. This book sets out to show how the vehicles moved forward from the traditional layout of rear platform and open half cab to the introduction of one man buses with their front entrances. The effects of deregulation are shown with dynamic color schemes especially with the Bexleybus blue and cream color scheme. With the passing of years we progress to the now familiar single deck buses, and also cover various other transport experiments.

Transport Policy Learning Lessons from History

In Edinburgh colour coding was mandated by a bylaw of 1869 and the practice of colour-coding tram routes continued until the system closed in 1956 (Hunter 1992: 13; Grantonhistory 2012). In contrast, in London the privately owned ...

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Author: Colin Divall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134808595

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The key aim of this volume is to demonstrate ways in which an understanding of history can be used to inform present-day transport and mobility policies. This is not to say that history repeats itself, or that every contemporary transport dilemma has an historical counterpart: rather, the contributors to this book argue that in many contexts of transport planning a better understanding of the context and consequences of past decisions and processes could lead to more effective policy decisions. Collectively the authors explore the ways in which the methods and approaches of historical research may be applied to contemporary transport and policy issues across a wide range of transport modes and contexts. By linking two bodies of academic research that for the most part remain separate this volume helps to inform current transport and mobility policies and to stimulate innovative new research that links studies of both past and present mobilities.

Oxfordshire Buses

The DMS was a type of bus that had been introduced to London in the 1970s, but soon fell out of favour with LT, ... Number 994 (JGU 275K), with Metro-Cammell bodywork, is seen in central Oxford in dedicated Park and Ride colours in ...

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Author: John Law

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445646732

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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This fascinating selection of photographs gives an insight into Oxfordshire's buses.

Norfolk Buses

We start the story of Eastern Counties in the early 1970s, with a Bristol LH6P/ECW bus of 1970 vintage, still in the old Tilling style preNational Bus Company colour scheme. Fleet number LH902 (XPW 902H) is seen in London Road, ...

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Author: John Law

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445653921

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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This fascinating selection of photographs gives the reader an insight into Norfolk's buses.

London Buses in the 1970s

Using photographs from Jim Blake's extensive archives, this book examines the turbulent period in the history of London's buses immediately after London Transport lost its Country Buses and Green Line Coaches to the recently-formed National ...

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Author: Jim Blake

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 1473887208

Category:

Page: 168

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Using photographs from Jim Blake's extensive archives, this book examines the turbulent period in the history of London's buses immediately after London Transport lost its Country Buses and Green Line Coaches to the recently-formed National Bus Company, under their new subsidiary company, London Country Bus Services Ltd. The new entity inherited a largely elderly fleet of buses from London Transport, notably almost 500 RT-class AEC Regent double-deckers, of which replacement was already under way in the shape of new AEC MB and SM class Swift single-deckers. London Transport itself was in the throes of replacing a much larger fleet of these. At the time of the split, it was already apparent that the 36ft-long MB class single-deckers were not suitable for London conditions, particularly in negotiating suburban streets cluttered with cars, and were also mechanically unreliable. The shorter SM class superseded them, but they were equally unreliable. January 1971 saw the appearance of London Transport's first purpose-built one-man operated double-decker the DMS class. All manner of problems plagued these, too. Both operators were also plagued with a shortage of spare parts for their vehicles, made worse by the three-day week imposed by the Heath regime in 1973-4. London Transport and London Country were still closely related, with the latter's buses continuing to be overhauled at LT's Aldenham Works. Such were the problems with the MB, SM and DMS types that LT not only had to resurrect elderly RTs to keep services going, but even repurchased some from London Country! In turn, the latter operator hired a number of MB-types from LT, now abandoned as useless, from 1974 onwards in an effort to cover their own vehicle shortages. Things looked bleak for both operators in the mid-1970s. This book contains a variety of interesting and often unusual photographs illustrating all of this, most of which have never been published before.