on sentimentality and old buses

final bits of marginalia from Chris Mosey's Car Wars before it gets filed away in the Embassy library.

However, when they [1950s London trolleybuses] were phased out a decade later, a spokesman for London Transport said, "The public never really took to them — they were efficient but characterless… Lack of enthusiasm in trolleybuses is probably because they are efficient. The Londoner has never complained about them, so I suppose he has nothing to be sentimental about when they go."

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