TQ0762 : AEC Routemaster at London Bus Museum, Brooklands

taken 1 year ago, near to Weybridge, Surrey, Great Britain

AEC Routemaster at London Bus Museum, Brooklands
AEC Routemaster at London Bus Museum, Brooklands
Brooklands :: TQ0661
Brooklands was a 2.75-mile (4.43 km) motor racing circuit and aerodrome built near Weybridge. It opened in 1907, and was the world's first purpose-built motorsport venue, as well as one of Britain's first airfields, which also became Britain's largest aircraft manufacturing centre by 1918. The circuit hosted its last race in 1939, and today part of it forms the Brooklands Museum.
(Extract from Wikipedia LinkExternal link )

Most of the track has now been built on, but some of the steep sided banking still remains, some of which is part of the museum, with another section running along side Barnes Wallis Drive, which now intesects it. The remains of the track, aerodrome and World War II buildings are a scheduled ancient monument LinkExternal link
AEC Routemaster
The Routemaster is an iconic double-decker bus, built between 1954 and 1968. It has an open platform and staircase to the rear where passengers would get on and off. The bus required two staff, the ticket collector, and the driver who was separated in his own compartment. Nearly were all built in red or green.

The Routemaster saw continuous service in London until 2005 when it was finally phased out in favour of wheel-chair friendly, single staff buses. Many can still be seen in the city hired for various events.

2,876 Routemasters were built, and around 1,000 are thought to still be existence.

A modern version of the Routemaster, the "New Bus for London" began service in February 2012. See LinkExternal link
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Thursday, 3 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 5 August, 2017
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 070 629 [100m precision]
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