Authors: Matthew Wharmby and Geoff Rixon
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
The Routemaster was more than just a bus. It was a symbol of all that was great about Britain and in particular about London, which it served faithfully for an unmatchable fifty years. Routemaster Omnibus combines three best-selling titles by Matthew Warmby and Geoff Rixon, the latter the proud owner of RM254, one of the first Routemasters to be preserved.
Routemaster Jubilee celebrated the 50th anniversary of the type from its commissioning as a purpose-built trolleybus replacement. Routemaster Retrospective explores, route by route, the withdrawal of the type during the 1980s and 1990s. Routemaster Requiem covered the much-admired last years of the final twenty routes to use the Routemaster bus.
Routemaster Omnibus offers an expanded final chapter dealing with the two Heritage Routes based on the 9 and 15, whose ten allocated RMs are all that remains of not only the Routemaster family but of the London Transport legacy of design and excellence and economy that was renowned throughout the world.