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Above left; Laying over at Stratford East London, not far from the 2012 Lea Valley former Olympic complex. Above right; next in line at Rayners Lane Tube Station finishing at Acton. Below left; from the previous occasion when England Rugby hosted the World Cup down at Twickenham, so many verities of operators,mostly "London based", seen here lining up after dropping the spectators off for their match. Now nothing to do till the end of the match for both drivers and buses! Below right; another day, having got down to Twickenham early opposite the Fanzone park, till moving the bus on later to start whatever duties as required.

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As the title goes - Rail Replacement


This web page is primarily concerning the author's diary over a number of years driving on the operation of buses concerning rail replacement work. The book when it has been completed, will give an explanations of many different routes that were driven on throughout those years, mainly each or every other weekend, maybe one day or if "lucky" for the driver, both Saturday and Sunday. The odd times that this type of transportation came about during the mid week was "normally" purely as an emergency cover or alternatively if there was a strike by railway workers which due to safety issues, then the only alternative was to bring in the road passenger transport vehicles (coaches as well as buses etc) to clear any of the public that were hanging around the stations. However, there is the odd chapter noting engineering works that the only way to overcome the "time of year" and availability of personal was actually carry out the replacement in the quietess time during the summer. A strikingly unusual and rare book to be sourced for the bus enthusiast but maybe also rail?

The book; estimated of over 200 pages, made up of approximately 50% and 50% images and text. All the bus images in colour and taken by the Author. The size of the book will probably be British Royal ( A little bigger that A5). Printed on good quality cartridge paper, hardbound edition only.