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Monday, June 25, 2012

Supercar - 1991 Tube Bus Train Restored

Is it a train? Is it a Tube? Is it a bus? Yes, It's a SuperCar.  So enthused a brilliant ad from 1991 promoting the TravelCard - then called the CapitalCard. Thanks to
London Bus & Track, the Supercar has been restored.  The combined London Underground carriage / bus / train will be on the streets next month.

The Epping Ongar Railway said "Supercar will be out and about this summer, attending a number of functions and making some surprise appearances… so keep your eyes peeled and cameras ready…. Next week Supercar will be at the Bus Rally on 1st July at North Weald airfield, when there will also be a special shuttle bus linking the railway and Bus Rally, details from the timetables page on our website."

There were a number of posters around at the time advertising the virtues of the CapitalCard (see the one pictured below that I found at Richmond station).

When the Travelcard was called a CapitalCard

But I never knew that an actual real Supercar had been produced. Hat Tip IanVisits who found that the Epping Ongar Railway had unveiled its appearance again.

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