It might seem incongruous for a book with a colour in its title to be entirely black and white, but with so much quality photography from 1950 to 1979 still unpublished, there is an appetite for books that take this material to an audience eager to revisit street scenes from that apparent golden age of London Transport and its standardised, mainly double-deck fleet.

These capture the RT family in all its forms —including the original intake of 1939/40, the short-lived SRT with new bodies on prewar STL chassis and the five-bay Cravensbodied variety —together with Routemasters (among them prototypes RM1 and RML3 with their original bonnets and grilles), RLHclass lowbridge AEC Regents, some of the last working STLs, prewar and early postwar STD-class Leyland Titans and contemporary AEC and Leyland single-deckers.

Vehicles may be the main subjects, but there is much more.

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