In this production, we see Routemaster operations in London since 1974, featuring many well known central locations, and reminding us of the days when the Routemaster was King.
We open with scenes of the 50th anniversary gathering in Finsbury Park. Other special events included are the Queen's Silver Jubilee and Omnibus 150 parades.
The shortlived 'Shoplinker' service, the last day of the British Airways service from the West London Air Terminal, Aldenham Works, and the Chiswick skid-pan and 1983 open day parade are also featured.
Two RM's went to China in 1984, including RM1288, which was rebuilt with an offside platform. They are shown arriving in Hong Kong, and RM1288 is seen operating in Guangzhou. During the 1980's, many vehicles were sold for use in other cities in Britain, and some of these are seen in service in Glasgow, Perth, Carlisle, Blackpool and Hull. Many inevitably went for scrap.
The later part of this video deals with operation by 'London Buses Ltd' and its subsidiaries, as well as post privatisation.
Duration: 102 minutes