"The Londoner" the Double Decker Bus
Saturday, 27 April 2013
Texas, United States
In War Relics #3 - V1 no. 552
This is not collectible.
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This trackable is going on a actual mission trip, with us to Romania in June 2013. It is in a race with 3 other trackables to make it back to Texas, where we are from. We want to see which mode of transportation is fastest getting back. Here is the list of the 4 TBs in the race: Eleanor the Mustang GT500, USS Minnow the Boat, Flying Scotsman the Train, and "The Londoner" the Double Decker Bus. If you can help them along there journey please do, otherwise please just discover them.
About This Item
The red double-decker buses in London have become a national symbol of England and British Isles. The majority of buses in London are double-deckers. Right after the Second World War the first double-decker buses were the AEC Regent II and AEC Regent III models. A particularly iconic example was the Routemaster bus, which had been a staple of the public transport network in London for nearly half a century following its introduction in 1956. Because of cited difficulties accommodating disabled passengers, the last remaining examples in use finally retired in 2005, although Transport for London has established two "heritage routes", which will continue using Routemasters on selected parts of routes 9 and 15. Since 2008, a new Routemaster has been developed and entered service on 20 February 2012, in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The first batch of production buses will enter into service in June 22nd 2013 on Route 24.
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