The BUS-STOP is an outsider's view of London Transport buses, mainly in the 1930-1980 era.
Whats at the bus stop:
21st April 2014.
HAPPY EASTER!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.
27th March 2014. I have been away from home, and incommunicado for the last four weeks. However, I have made a little progress with the RTL histories while away.
26th Febuary 2014. I have spent the last five weeks updating the 2013 data on the classes I have covered that still operate - mainly Dart SLFs these days, as they disperse from the main London operators due to "old age" and emissions regulations. But still plenty of changes to Olympians, which are still going strong in many parts of the country, as well as Routemasters (all over the world), and more interesting buses of the past, which still change hands or emerge from long rebuilds or mouldy barns...
If I stuck to this solidly I should go even crazier than I am, so in between times I have been revisiting the RTL histories. These now look a horrible mess, as data fragments have gathered from a variety of sources. There are still large gaps, but fewer than before. Histories of RTL1-99 have received more attention than others, and are in respectable, if incomplete, shape.
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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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