London … so, I waited ages for a bus when suddenly 100 turned up at once. Celebrating sixty years of the classic Routemaster
What some might call a ‘bus queue’ (PS if looking for the TfL ‘Year of the Bus’ sculptures, they can be found here)
London’s much loved (and much missed) Routemaster bus is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary this year. Today (12th July 2014) Transport for London paid tribute to it with a huge display of models in Finsbury Park, North London.
On display were models of different shapes and sizes …
… different colours (is this the one Roger Moore drove under that bridge in ‘Live and Let Die’?) …
… and different uses
The star of the show was this delightful model from the 1920s. Technically not a Routemaster, but a forerunner to it, and certainly very welcome at today’s event
“Excuse me, where is your Oyster card reader?”
More on this event and the history of this iconic vehicle at the Routemaster Association’s fascinating website here
The Transport for London ‘Year of the Bus’ Routemaster sculptures …
… can be found here.
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