Film: 3493

Transport General | 1970 | Sound | Colour

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A detailed account of the history of London and its buses from 1829 to 1979. Mainly engravings, photographs, models and replica 'Shillibeer' bus. RT and RN buses one end. (No archive film footage).
Colour engravings and development of public transport. First route to Paddington fron Bank. Steam buses from Horse trams. Shillibeers horse bus. Hancock steam bus ( short lived ) The London Bus Co. The change from back to back knife board to outside stair and side to side seating. Then motor bus, 13,000 buses go overseas for World War One.
Route master and RT's 150 anniversary


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