onsdag 4 oktober 2006

1946 London Bus

RT 1702
Originally uploaded by Boxley.
People admire the Routemaster as a good-looking and effective people mover but the immediate precessor of the Routemaster is something else again. Unfortunately, it is a bit heavier then the Routemaster and was not as well-built, which did not matter too much in the days when they were routinely overhauled on the production line at Aldenham.

But has there ever been a better-looking public transport vehicle? Indeed, has there ever been a better-looking road vehicle? The overall shape cannot be faulted, nor is there even an awkward detail anywhere to be found. As an automotive classic, this has to be up there with the greatest such is the Bugattis and the early Jaguars.

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