The BUS-STOP is an outsider's view of London Transport buses, mainly in the 1930-1980 era.
Whats at the bus stop:
17th September 2015 Several folk have e-mailed me with data during the summer, in particular Pete Terry with a mass of data about subsequent histories of step-entrance Darts. I have been thinking for some time that some of my pages need updating, and this has spurred me to make a start. First up are the DR Dart histories.
5th September 2015 I have upgraded the vehicle histories for the DGX-registered STLs
5th August 2015 I have started to post pages about the 703 Route Recreation Day, 1st August. More will follow as I have time, followed by the report on the Chesham Broadway Micro Running Day, 2nd August 2015.
4th August 2015 More RM history upgrades: RM400-499: with added pictures!
22nd July 2015 More RTL histories: RTL700-799
16th July 2015
I have put together some pages on the Volvo large single-deckers, both step-entrance and low-floor. There include the large Volvo single-decker buses of Arriva the Shires. I thought this was going to be a quickie page, on the ex-Buffalo Alexander Strider, but soon found there were quite a few other Volvos from Buffalo, with different body-builders, plus other B10Ms from other sources. Interesting! That set me going, so there are also the Volvo Striders of Metrobus, and the shorty B9Ms of Harris Bus (This page is incomplete, still needing drawings and more photos - these will follow).
As for low floor buses, I have added an (incomplete) page on VWL1, London's prototype low-floor Volvo, and a page on the London Traveller/Metropolitan Omnibus B6BLE Sprytes. Tellings-Golden Millers low-floor ALX300s for the 726 have not been forgotten.
27th May 2015
I have started the report on the Sevenoaks Running Day
More to follow.
3rd May 2015 Having arrived home from nine days walking in Germany. I have continued with part five of the East Grinstead Running Day.
More pages will follow.
3rd May 2015 Having arrived home from nine days walking in Germany. I have continued with part five of the East Grinstead Running Day. More pages will follow.
17th April 2015 I have started to put up the report on the East Grinstead Running Day. More pages will follow as I find time to do them.
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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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