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Some of us then had a wait for a 343 to take us forward to Welham Green and tea-time. After which a good couple of hours homework.
I state this as she more usually joined the train which brought me home from school in Hitchin, departing WGC around 16:40 to discharge a good dozen students at Brookmans Park around 16:52.Some of us then had a wait for a 343 to take us forward to Welham Green and tea-time. After which a good couple of hours homework.
I did visit the referenced page, but on discovering that a 'megacorp' account was required in order to contribute, I came back to the forum.
Homeward, the bus remained the preferred option from Brookmans Park. There was never uncertainty about the type of bus which would arrive - the AEC RT was the bus of our district for many years, until the end of my schooldays. Advanced in their day, still fine vehicles in the 60's, and given the choice between one of those in crisp Lincoln Green and a modern rattly whining turbo-box, I know which I'd choose to ride on.
Well, you (and Ron Kingdon) have more or less demonstrated why there was never any doubt as to the type of bus employed on the 343! In later years, after London Country took over, things became less well-ordered. They immediately lost access to the extensive London Transport maintenance facilities, which could overhaul these RTs on a production line basis, and were under pressure to adopt one-man-operation (in the terminology of the time), which implied forward entrance vehicles.
I travelled on the 303A to school at Queen Elizabeth's in Barnet (Barnet was then in Hertfordshire) from September of 1959 to June of 1965.
I remember the station master in the top picture but not his name. At first I thought it was Perce but think he was later than that.
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