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)

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 ...

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'?) ...

… different colours (is this the one Roger Moore drove under that bridge in ‘Live and Let Die’?) …

... and different uses

… 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

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

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"Excuse me, where is your Oyster card reader?"

“Excuse me, where is your Oyster card reader?”

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More on this event and the history of this iconic vehicle at the Routemaster Association’s fascinating website here

TLT x

The Transport for London ‘Year of the Bus’ Routemaster sculptures …

Routemaster 60 Year of the Bus sculpture Around the River trail TfL Wild in Art Anna Rawles and Jennifer Rodgers, All Aboard the Number 8, Threadneadle Street, front and left side with Tower 42 (Natwest Tower)  Routemaster 60 Year of the Bus sculpture Westminster trail TfL Wild in Art Mandii Pope Buckingham Palace Bus left side Victoria Street with old Routemaster Westminster  Routemaster 60 Year of the Bus sculpture Westminster trail TfL Wild in Art Rob Wilson Trafalgar Panoramic looking towards Charing Cross Road … can be found here.

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