The London Bus

The London Bus

By James Taylor

Shire Publications, Paperback, 9780747807285, 64pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2009


The red double decker bus is one of the enduring images of London. Although now increasingly replaced by modern bendy buses, the classic rear-entrance double-decker still appears on postcards, keyrings, t-shirts and other tourist souvenirs. Successor to the horse-drawn London buses of the nineteenth century, the B-type double-decker first appeared in the Edwardian period, and was the first in a classic line of London motorbuses. Take a trip back in time to explore the story of the London bus, from horse-drawn to bendy bus. With special attention paid to the much-loved double-decker, the author discusses bus design, manufacture and operation, plus the work of drivers and conductors, making this the perfect celebration of the best-loved bus in the world.

About the Author
James E. Taylor has over twenty years of experience in the chemical manufacturing industry and has developed training and documentation for users of computer-aided engineering programs. He has taught MicroStation to new users in industry and at the college level.