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London Road Car Co

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1880 Incorporated as the London and District Omnibus Co.

1881 Started horse-bus operation in London. The company introduced garden seats and tickets on buses[1].

The company became the second largest horse bus company in London.

1890 Company extant [2]

1902 The company's experiments inaugurated the second era of steam buses

1902 March: Details of the steam omnibus made by the Thornycroft Steam Wagon Co.[3]

1909 Amalgamated with the London General Omnibus Co and Vanguard Motorbus Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Key Dates in the History of London Transport, by Transport for London
  2. The Times, Thursday, Jan 02, 1890
  3. The Autocar 1902/03/01