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RT Buses in SE London

Take a trip down memory lane to a time when a fleet of the popular RT buses serves the capital and congestion is still a thing of the future.

Industry sponsored film 1978 4 mins Silent

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A feast for the eyes for any keen bus enthusiast, this delightful colour footage follows London Transport's RT-type buses as they go about their daily rout(in)e. The green spaces of south east London serve as the backdrop for some of the shots, as the 146 bus passes grazing horses and turns a corner at The Fox, a pub in Keston. Alongside the hustle and bustle of the roads around Crystal Palace, Downe and Lewisham, the filmmaker captures the changing face of the neighbourhoods.

This film is from the collection of London Transport Museum, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.