But with all this information being "all available on line" (???) fbb was double excited to receive an email from Gareth. Although a railwayman by employ, Gareth has, for some time, designed timetables for Hornsbys. He informs an eagerly anticipatory fbb that the latest edition of Hornsby's timetable book (some folk as old as fbb can remember what such a mysterious object was, and is!).
Alan (of Northampton) writes:-
On Saturday in less than clement weather there was a running day, sometimes a queueing in traffic day, on London route 140. RMs, RTs and Metrobi ran between Harrow Weald bus garage and Heathrow Central bus station at up to a ten minute frequency, with three journeys scheduled to continue to and from Mill Hill.
As the preserved buses sometimes got in front of scheduled vehicles braver real passengers were tempted on board where the enthusiasts explained to them the forthcoming route changes, of which they seemed to be unaware.
That last sentence admirably reinforces yesterday's posting illustrating how absolutely awful Transport for London's publicity is. Hornsby's of Scunny is so much better!
Here are a couple of snaps from Alan, one taken at South Harrow station ...