Post details: Wordless Wednesday: Wintery Christmas London Transport!

12/19/07

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Wordless Wednesday: Wintery Christmas London Transport!

Before Starting This Post: There's Now Only Two! One bus has sold on eBay... but we need help for one of the others or VERY shortly or it will be scrapped... and we're still hoping for our own One Old Green Bus. Click here and read about the buses... and if you can help in ANY way, please consider it... Thanks...

From the FINE folks at London Transport Museum, I bring you wintery Christmas London Transport pics!

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Comment from: Dragonheart [Visitor] Email · http://dragonheartsdomain.blogspot.com/
Terrific photos! Thanks for sharing. :)
PermalinkPermalink 12/19/07 @ 08:14
Comment from: jams o donnell [Visitor] Email · http://thepoormouth.blogspot.com/
What wonderful photos. It's sad that the Routmaster is a thing of the past in London. Happy WW and a very happy Xmas
PermalinkPermalink 12/19/07 @ 08:16
Comment from: Chris in Oxford [Visitor] Email · http://www.chrisdellavedova.com
Wonderful shots of old London. Thanks for your visit.
PermalinkPermalink 12/19/07 @ 09:07
Comment from: Mar [Visitor] · http://maremag.blogspot.com
Fantastic shots! Very special WW Happy WW and Merry Xmas!
PermalinkPermalink 12/19/07 @ 09:17
Comment from: Tiff @ Three Peas in a Pod [Visitor] Email · http://www.three-peas.blogspot.com
I love old photos like that! Great pictures!
PermalinkPermalink 12/19/07 @ 09:23
Comment from: Gabriel [Visitor] Email · http://lfwaterloo.blogspot.com
Nice pictures! Have a happy WW...
PermalinkPermalink 12/19/07 @ 09:37
Comment from: Patti [Visitor] Email · http://www.hugsnstuff.blogspot.com
Those make me shiver!!! Brrrr ... :)
PermalinkPermalink 12/19/07 @ 09:37
Comment from: Marla [Visitor] Email · http://www.marlabaltes.blogspot.com
Interesting photos! Thanks for visiting the dog park blog!
PermalinkPermalink 12/19/07 @ 10:15
Comment from: SandyCarlson [Visitor] Email · http://slchome.blogspot.com
Whoa. That is wintry. So I guess I'll stop complaining about the slush in the driveway....

Merry Christmas to you, too!
PermalinkPermalink 12/19/07 @ 11:56
Comment from: RecycleCindy [Visitor] Email · http://www.myrecycledbags.com
Very cool pictures of buses and I enjoyed visiting your blog on Wordless Wednesday. Best wishes on your green bus and Merry Christmas.

PermalinkPermalink 12/19/07 @ 14:30
Comment from: maryt [Visitor] Email · http://maryt.wordpress.com
Marvelous old buses! Great pix! Happy Holidays to you and yours.
PermalinkPermalink 12/19/07 @ 15:46
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Sorry about the delay in responding... but 'tis the season!

Hey Dragonheart... I think so too! Great photos from the museum!

Hello jams o donnell... Did you see the next post on the proposed "Zero-Emission Routematers" that were proposed?

Hi Chris in Oxford... Thank you!

Howdy Mar... And a Merry Christmas to you as well!

Greetings Tiff @ Three Peas in a Pod... The museum came through again!

G'day Gabriel... Thanks kindly!

Howyadoin' Patti... Well, it's AWFULLY cold and nasty in Toronto today... but it's going to be unseasonably warm over the weekend... go figger! The pics kinda made me think of our hometown over the weekend!

Salutations Marla... My pleasure!

Bonjour SandyCarlson... A merry Christmas back at ya... and Toronto had a TRUE dumping of snow last weekend... check back posts for pics! (...but it's going to be unseasonably warm in a couple of days apparently...)

Aloha RecycleCindy... Many thanks and a Merry Christmas to you too!

Yo maryt...... Thanks and the best of the Season to you and your's as well!
PermalinkPermalink 12/20/07 @ 12:54
Comment from: Melanie [Visitor] Email · http://ourhappyhappenings.blogspot.com/
I'm cold just looking at those pictures!!

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PermalinkPermalink 12/21/07 @ 10:23
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Melanie... You and more than a few others!
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