The London Bus Page In Exile

Saturday 31 March 2007

Routemaster Retrospective BOOK is out!

Filed under: Announcements, Book — londonbuspageinexile @ 8:52 pm

070331.jpg My second book and my second collaboration with Geoff Rixon, Routemaster Retrospective, comes out tomorrow, published by Ian Allan. Its debut will be at Cobham (or Chobham this year, as the event is being held at Longcross test track). I’ll be signing copies at the Ian Allan stand at 11 am and 2 pm if you want to come along.
It’s a prequel to Routemaster Requiem in that it covers the previous tranche of RM family withdrawals from 1980 until 1998, thus tying in with the beginning of the previous (or next) book. Loads of info in the captions and text about the adventures and fates of the buses photographed (like the last one, in route-conversion order), and of course the high-quality pictures.
I hope you like it, and I’d love to hear in the comments section about what you think of not only Retrospective, but Requiem as well.


  1. Hi Matthew,

    I haven’t got the new book yet but Routemaster Requiem is fantastic!!!

    Top marks to both of you, the photo photo of the two Routemasters at St Pauls Cathederal on the first page is superb.



    Comment by Hayden — Sunday 1 April 2007 @ 10:10 am

  2. I agree, Requiem is a fabulous book.
    I look forward to seeing ‘Retrospective’ very much.
    Well done Matt.
    I feel the quality of books about the beloved RM have been superior to the DVD’s released so far. I got one DVD and was ‘gutted’ to find certain TFL talking heads on it.

    I’ll get down to the new LT museum shop asap [Yes, that’s right, I refuse to call it London’S Transport museum!!], and check it out.

    Comment by bill — Thursday 5 April 2007 @ 12:50 am

  3. Good luck with the book! I’m not really an RM fan, being more in to newer buses. That being surprising, as my early childhood was spent on the 53/51/54/75, all of which were RM(s) at the time….

    Comment by I'm The Daddy Now.... — Sunday 15 April 2007 @ 10:44 am

  4. Hi Matt
    routemaster requiem is a brilliant book and also a brilliant photo of me on the gold rml on the last day of the 36s good to see u back , and shame i missed meeting you at chobham
    keep up the good work

    Comment by graham cooper — Wednesday 25 April 2007 @ 6:55 pm

  5. Hmmmm, another retrospective! About time to embrace the future isn’t it? Lovely bendy-boxes and MCVs……ohh don’t it just make you dribble? No? Me neither, at least somebody had the guts to print their true feelings about the end of the RMs…well done Mr W.

    Comment by rm2015 — Sunday 13 May 2007 @ 4:39 pm

  6. Yet another routemaster book. How many books do these routemaster cranks need. About time someone started writing books on rear engined 70’s buses such as the Metrobus, get over the routemaster, its all over, thank god.

    Comment by Andy Moore — Tuesday 31 July 2007 @ 1:28 am

  7. Hi Andy; will you choke on that laugh when I tell you that even now I’m writing one on the Titan? Once you and hopefully 2749 other people have bought a copy of it, they’ll let me write one on the Metrobus.


    Comment by londonbuspageinexile — Tuesday 31 July 2007 @ 6:05 pm

  8. Matt, Glad to hear it, the metrobus and titan are possible one of the most numerous fleets of buses after the RM and its about time they got some coverage. Very little has been written about these buses and i think its high time and justified that they are found a place in the history books for the sterling service they put in in on the streets of london.

    Much has been written about RM’s and RT’s etc… its time for the rear engined buses to get some credit.

    Andy M.

    Comment by Andy Moore — Wednesday 1 August 2007 @ 11:31 pm

  9. Any idea roughly when the Titan book will be released. I for one will definitely be in the queue for it.

    Comment by andy moore — Thursday 23 August 2007 @ 5:47 am

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