you might have already seen them but BTF did loads of films from railways to buses and lots in between Overhaul is a good one filmed in aldenham works
Yes seen that too. Wonderful to watch, the care those buses received at Aldenham was world class. I remember Metrobuses coming back from overhaul there as well. Was interesting to see different batches of buses pop up at Fulwell during the 80's before the allocation settled down.
Having grown up in this era, I remember when the 9 was all RTL, is the 'background' seeing London as it used to be. The 'cast of actors' very stilted when they do their jobs on camera, nearly everyone with regulation short back and sides, plastered with Brylcreeem, and compared to today, smartly turned out. Gives you a warm feeling. And for those who haven't seen it. go to the London Transport museum page and watch 'All that mighty heart' Brings a warm feeling to you.
Post by planesandtrains on Feb 27, 2017 8:25:57 GMT
Oh the good old 9, still enjoy a ride on what used to be one of my local routes (posh I know ) I remember getting told off by the conductor for kneeling on the side benches (as a toddler bus enthusiast would do to see other busses passing ) towards the back of a RM/RML. The other memory I have was not on the 9 but on the 10 where the RM broke down. More bizarrely was that the conductor was smoking on the platform! I also remember when the 28's then new Gemini 1 B7TL's entered service and how they looked so modern for the time (compared to Darts, they have always looked old)
No one can allocate busses more accurately than Epsom Garage
That was way too polite for what I'm used to between driver and controller 😆😆😆 don't even get a code, just starts with "Number 5 receiving??" "Go ahead mate" "Yeah number 5 show ******* and pick your time up from there. Any reason why you're late or just the usual??" 😄😄😄