Friday 10 July 2009

Transport of delight

"When you are lost in London, and you don't know where you are, you'll hear my voice a-calling, 'Move further down the car!'. And very soon you'll find yourself inside the terminus, in a London transport, diesel engine, ninety-seven horsepower omnibus."

New Cross is also known for its bus garage. Once it was a home for trams. The last of the old London trams ran into there in 1952. A sad occasion for some. But people can get passionate about the strangest of things. And a lot of people get het up about London's buses. Like Flanders and Swann. We almost all know some Flanders and Swann songs by osmosis. They certainly had a way with words. As Transport of Delight demonstrates. The Muppets did a nice version, in the same episode that Animal and Buddy Rich had their drum battle.

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