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Bexley Buses

Author : Vernon Smith
ISBN : 9781445676777
Genre : Transportation
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With 2018 marking the thirtieth birthday of the now-demised Bexley Buses brand, Vernon Smith looks at the buses in the area before, during and immediately following their existence.

London S Buses 1979 1994

Author : Andrew Bartlett
ISBN : 9781526755490
Genre : Transportation
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In 1979, fresh from its general election victory, the Conservative government began formulating plans to deregulate bus services and privatise the companies operating them in England, Scotland and Wales. London was not to be excluded, so from the outset, London Buses was broken up into several areas and from 1985, a tendering system was introduced which permitted other operators to bid for the routes. Opposition from the Labour group at the Greater London Council had to be dealt with – eventually achieved by abolishing it in 1986. However, as each subsequent year passed, promises that deregulation was coming were not met. In late 1992, the privatisation timetable was set, and was ultimately completed at the end of 1994. The issue of deregulation never resurfaced. Copiously illustrated with over 270 photographs, virtually all of which are being published for the first time, this is the story of London Buses over those sixteen tumultuous years. To give greater context to the narrative, annual vehicle acquisition listings show how purchasing policy changed over the period; important route changes, tendering gains and losses and a fleet list for the entire period are also included.

London S Buses The Colourful Era 1985 2005

Author : Malcolm Batten
ISBN : 9781445684048
Genre : Transportation
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A lavishly illustrated look at the era of privatisation of London's buses before an all-red livery was imposed.

Bexleyheath A History

Author : John Mercer
ISBN : 9781445624785
Genre : Photography
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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Bexleyheath has changed and developed over the last century.

London Bus Liveries A Miscellany

Author : Malcolm Batten
ISBN : 9781445690667
Genre : Transportation
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Malcolm Batten explores the variety of variant liveries carried by the buses of London Transport and its successors since 1969.

And You Know You Should Be Glad

Author : Bob Greene
ISBN : 9780061739279
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A highly personal and moving true story of friend-ship and remembrance from the New York Times bestselling author of Duty and Be True to Your School Growing up in Bexley, Ohio, population 13,000, Bob Greene and his four best friends -- Allen, Chuck, Dan, and Jack -- were inseparable. Of the four, Jack was Bob's very best friend, a bond forged from the moment they met on the first day of kindergarten. They grew up together, got into trouble together, learned about life together -- and were ultimately separated by time and distance, as all adults are. But through the years Bob and Jack stayed close, holding on to the friendship that had formed years before. Then the fateful call came: Jack was dying. And in this hour of need, as the closest of friends will do, Bob, Allen, Chuck, and Dan put aside the demands of their own lives, came together, and saw Jack through to the end of his journey. Tremendously moving, funny, heart-stirring, and honest, And You Know You Should Be Glad is an uplifting exploration of the power of friendship to uphold us, sustain us, and ultimately set us free.

The London Ls

Author : Matthew Wharmby
ISBN : 9781473862296
Genre : Transportation
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Dissatisfied with the reliability of its AEC Merlin and Swift single-deck buses, London Transport in 1973 purchased six Leyland Nationals for evaluation. Liking what it saw of this ultimate standard product, where even the paint swatch was of Leylands choice, LT took up an option to buy fifty more from a canceled export order and then bought further batches of 110, 30 and 140 to bring the LS class to 437 members by the middle of 1980. A year later the last MBAs and SMSs were replaced on Red Arrow services by sixty-nine new Leyland National 2s.Straightforward but reliable, the LS satisfied London Transports single-deck needs for a decade and a half, often standing in for double-deckers when needed, and then going on to help hold the fort during the tough years of early tendering, during which some innovative LS operations introduced several new liveries and identities. The type served the ten years expected out of it with few worries, only starting to disappear when minibuses came on strength at the end of the 1980s. Although the LS was formally retired by 1992, refurbishment programs gave survivors an extended lease of life, bringing us the National Greenway, the ultimate development of the Leyland National. Most of the Red Arrow National 2s thus became GLSs, and lasted until 2002.Matthew Wharmby is an author, photographer and editor specializing in London bus history. His published books include London Transports Last Buses: Leyland Olympians L 1-263, Routemaster Requiem and Routemaster Retrospective (with Geoff Rixon), London Transport 1970-1984 (with R. C. Riley), The London Titan and The London Metrobus. He has also written many articles for Buses, Bus & Coach Preservation, Classic Bus and London Bus Magazine.

The Property Professor S Top Australian Suburbs

Author : Peter Koulizos
ISBN : 9781118320372
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Property Professor’s Top Australian Suburbs is a handy guide for first time investors and homebuyers. 'Property Professor' Peter Koulizos takes readers through 107 Australian suburbs that offer the best return on investment. The book provides detailed statistical data in the suburb profile including information on demographic, average incomes and what plans local and federal government has for improving the area over the next 20 years. Focuses on suburbs that are currently undervalued Lists which streets within the suburbs will help investors and buyers reap the largest rewards Features the top 20 suburbs from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Queensland, the top 2 suburbs in Canberra and Darwin and the top 3 suburbs in Hobart Easy to use portable format with side tabs

Competition Ownership Of Bus And Coach Services

Author : David A. Hensher
ISBN : 2881247962
Genre : Architecture
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First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

London Transport S Last Buses

Author : Matthew Wharmby
ISBN : 9781473869707
Genre : Transportation
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The Olympian was Leyland's answer to the competition that was threatening to take custom away from its second-generation OMO double-deck products. Simpler than the London Transportcentric Titan but, unlike that integral model, able to respond to the market by being offered as a chassis for bodying by the bodybuilder of the customer's choice, the Olympian was an immediate success and soon replaced both the Atlantean and Bristol VRT as the standard double-decker of the NBC. It wasn't until 1984 that London Transport itself dabbled with the model, taking three for evaluation alongside trios of contemporary double-deckers.The resulting L class spawned an order for 260 more in 1986, featuring accessibility advancements developed by LT in concert with the Ogle design consultancy, but the rapid changes engulfing the organisation meant that no more were ordered. During the 1990s company ownerships shifted repeatedly as the ethos of competition gave way to the cold reality of big business, an unstable situation which even saw London's bus operations broken up.The L class was split between three new companies, but the backlog of older vehicles to replace once corporate interests released funding ensured the buses up to a further decade in service. Finally, as low-floor buses swept into the capital at the turn of the century, Olympian operation at last declined, and the final examples operated early in 2006.This profusely illustrated book describes the diversity of liveries, ownerships and deployments that characterised the London Leyland Olympians' two decades of service.

World Survey Of Foreign Railways

Author : United States. Foreign and Domestic Commerce Bureau
ISBN : STANFORD:36105130378917
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A Z London

Author : Geographers' A-Z Map Company
ISBN : 1843480204
Genre : Travel
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London cabbies train for years and the London A-Z is their bible. This highly detailed city atlas is found in every car in the country. It shows all the streets, lanes and courtyards, as well as train stations, gardens, parks and points of interest. 40,000 thoroughfares are indexed. All-color maps for easy reading. Don't go to London without this book.

Guide To Libraries In London

Author : Valerie McBurney
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114926145
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This unique guide lists all the major public, academic, and special libraries in London which are open to serious researchers. Covering a wide range of subjects from Advertising to Zoology, the guide gives detailed information on hundreds of libraries (over 1,000 including sub-libraries) in 33 London boroughs. The guide is an important resource for researchers and information professionals. Detailed entries for each library include: Full addres and contact details Telephone, fax, e-mail and website details Transport information Availability of services tooutside enquirers Stock coverage, services, and opening hours Facilities for people with disabilities Publication produced by the organisation Libraries are listed in A-Z order by name. A separate list of libraries by borough (illustrated by maps) and a detailed subject index provide easy access to information.

Crossrail Bill

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill
ISBN : 0215037170
Genre : Political Science
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Incorporating HC 837-xxi to xliii, session 2005-06. The Crossrail Bill was originally published as HCB 2, session 2006-07 (ISBN 9780215707871) and was carried over into session 2007-08 as HCB 5 (ISBN 9780215709202). The first volume of the report is available separately as HC 235-I, session 2006-07 (ISBN 9780215036810), as is Vol. 2 (ISBN 9780215037169), Vol. 4 (ISBN 9780215037183) and Vol.5 (ISBN 9780215037190)

The South East From 1000 Ad

Author : C. B. Phillips
ISBN : 9781317871705
Genre : History
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A volume dealing with the regional and local history of South East England, this covers the landcape and society of the modern counties of Surrey, Kent, East and West Sussex and Greater London, south of the Thames from late Anglo-Saxon times to the present. The authors have tried to show the diversity that can be found within the region as well as common characteristics which illustrate the local peculiarities of the area. The works in the series offer a synthesis of both historical and archaeological work in local areas. Each region is covered in two linked but independent volumes, the first covering the period up to AD 1000 and necessarily relying on archaeological data, and the second bringing the story up to modern times. It aims to portray life as it was experienced by the majority of people of South Britain or England as it was to become. The authors look at the major historical events which have an impact on the reagion - wars, plagues, technological changes and socio-cultural trends amongst them - but they also stress the underlying continuity of rural and urban life.

London Trolleybuses And Red Buses 1959 62

Author : Geoff Bannister
Genre : Transportation
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The author came to London from Burnley in 1949 as a nine-year old having developed an interest in transport at a very early age; he remained here, mainly in Wandsworth, until 1994. In his first two books, he described his trainspotting travels around Britain. In this third book, he considers London Transport’s road fleet with an emphasis on the Central Area during the conversion of the trolleybus routes during 1959-62. He writes about his local trolleybus routes, also recollecting seeing trams as a schoolboy in Tooting. Not possessing a camera until 1959, he has drawn on later photographs and preserved vehicles to fill earlier gaps and takes the reader on a tour of the Central Area with an emphasis on the trolleybuses but covering other vehicles such as the early days of the iconic Routemasters along with everyday shots of life at that time. Green Country buses do make some appearances and he makes a brief nod to the off-the-peg vehicles acquired after RM production which led such chequered lives in the capital.

The Commercial Car Journal

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Genre : Automobiles
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Moon Ohio

Author : Matthew Caracciolo
ISBN : 9781640494275
Genre : Travel
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From cities with old-world charm to endless family adventures in the great outdoors, experience the best of the Buckeye State with Moon Ohio. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries for thrill-seekers, outdoor adventurers, families, and more Unique experiences and fun highlights: Wander Columbus’s trendy neighborhoods on foot or escape to quiet Amish Country. Feel a rush of adrenaline at the famous Cedar Point amusement park, hit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, or spend a day at the zoo with the whole family. Kick back at a brewery (or stay at the world’s first craft beer hotel!) and chow down on authentic German food The best outdoor adventures: Hike to stunning waterfalls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, explore hidden caves, or head to the Lake Erie Islands for a quintessential summer camping trip Expert advice from Columbus local Matthew Caracciolo on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay Helpful resources on Covid and traveling to Ohio Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Thorough information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and history With Moon's local insight and practical tips, you can experience the best of Ohio. Exploring more of the Midwest? Try Moon Michigan or Moon Wisconsin. About Moon Travel Guides: Moon was founded in 1973 to empower independent, active, and conscious travel. We prioritize local businesses, outdoor recreation, and traveling strategically and sustainably. Moon Travel Guides are written by local, expert authors with great stories to tell—and they can't wait to share their favorite places with you. For more inspiration, follow @moonguides on social media.

The London Dms Bus

Author : Matthew (Matt) Wharmby
ISBN : 9781783831739
Genre : Transportation
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Vilified as the great failure of all London Transport bus classes, the DMS family of Daimler Fleetline was more like an unlucky victim of straitened times. Desperate to match staff shortages with falling demand for its services during the late 1960s, London Transport was just one organization to see nationwide possibilities and savings in legislation that was about to permit double-deck one-man-operation and partially fund purpose-built vehicles. However, prohibited by circumstances from developing its own rear-engined Routemaster (FRM) concept, LT instituted comparative trials between contemporary Leyland Atlanteans and Daimler Fleetlines.The latter came out on top, and massive orders followed. The first DMSs entering service on 2 January 1971. In service, however, problems quickly manifested. Sophisticated safety features served only to burn out gearboxes and gulp fuel. The passengers, meanwhile, did not appreciate being funnelled through the DMS's recalcitrant automatic fare-collection machinery only to have to stand for lack of seating. Boarding speeds thus slowed to a crawl, to the extent that the savings made by laying off conductors had to be negated by adding more DMSs to converted routes! Second thoughts caused the ongoing order to be amended to include crew-operated Fleetlines (DMs), noise concerns prompted the development of the B20 ‘quiet bus’ variety, and brave attempts were made to fit the buses into the time-honored system of overhauling at Aldenham Works, but finally the problems proved too much. After enormous expenditure, the first DMSs began to be withdrawn before the final RTs came out of service, and between 1979 and 1983 all but the B20s were sold – as is widely known, the DMSs proved perfectly adequate with provincial operators once their London features had been removed. OPO was to become fashionable again in the 1980s as the politicians turned on London Transport itself, breaking it into pieces in order to sell it off. Not only did the B20 DMSs survive to something approaching a normal lifespan, but the new cheap operators awakening with the onset of tendering made use of the type to undercut LT, and it was not until 1993 that the last DMS operated.

Kent Buses

Author : John Law
ISBN : 9781445688978
Genre : Transportation
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John Law has been photographing the Kentish bus scene since the early years of the 1970s and has amassed a vast archive of pictures, the best and most interesting of which are displayed here.

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