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Perpetual Motion: The Routemaster Bus, Documentary, 1992

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kudos SX

2012-05-11 17:25

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Great documentary about the AEC Routemaster.

vilero ES

2012-05-11 21:06

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Hi kudos, when the contribution doesn't get own page on IMDB, some more extra info is necessary. Usually links to the info if the documentary is sold, TV channel, etc...

kudos SX

2012-05-11 22:03

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It is a documentary lasting about 30 minutes celebrating the AEC Routemaster, showing it's development, operation in London, and replacement by front-entrance buses. It also shows public opinions on the Routemaster, and some excellent footage from the period.

If anyone is interested, it is available to watch on YouTube:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi6j-jvBTes
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxp2JtTm5FU&feature=relmfu
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYwZygd32bw&feature=relmfu

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G-MANN UK

2012-05-11 22:20

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It's a BBC documentary, presumably originally shown on BBC1 or BBC2 and repeated on BBC Four in 2008: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/features/bus-night.shtml
Seems like a perfectly valid contribution to IMCDB :)

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chicomarx BE

2012-05-12 00:14

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Agreed

chicomarx BE

2012-05-12 00:38

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http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/series/20760

Quote Series about transport design (GB. TX BBC) Second series tx BBC2 21/10/94-25/11/94 Second series[ repeats 5/95-]

Episodes
The DC-3 Dakota (25/11/1994)
The Ferguson TE 20 Tractor (18/11/1994)
The Milk Float (11/11/1994)
Concorde (04/11/1994)
The Airstream Caravan (28/10/1994)
The Ford Transit (21/10/1994)
FX4 London Taxi (06/02/1992)
The Enfield Bullet Motorcycle (30/01/1992)
Routemaster Buses (23/01/1992)
The Avro Shackleton (16/01/1992)
The Blackpool Tram (09/01/1992)
The Morris Minor (02/01/1991)

stronghold EN

2012-05-12 09:06

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I think it's a great documentary with excellent pics (which I personally think All pics should stay) ...but according to a recent note from antp to me "we do Not add *(one)-star vehicles any more for documentaries"
-Other Contributors comments please

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dsl SX

2012-05-12 17:40

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For the pictures of Routemaster and Bedford SB Plaxton in US, have just read a short aticle about a 12,000 mile tour made by 3 AEC Regents in LT livery in 1952 for a "Come To Britain" campaign organised by the British Travel & Holidays Association. Started in NY, went to SF and then Canada, "offering rides and special souvenir tickets to thousands of fascinated Americans/Canadians". All 3 came back to UK and returned to normal service afterwards, each keeping a GB plate on the back throughout subsequent service. One survives - RT2775 - in preservation, but other 2 scrapped with one going to service in Sri Lanka where it eventually died.

The photos in this documentary look as if they're part of a repeat exercise - perhaps early 60s from the US cars in shot - any details in the film?

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Sunbar UK

2012-05-13 10:06

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dsl wrote ....
The photos in this documentary look as if they're part of a repeat exercise - perhaps early 60s from the US cars in shot - any details in the film?




The part of the documentary comes from 'London Week' in San Francisco during November 1962 the bus shown was RML 898 'WLT898'
Link to "www.britishpathe.com"

RML898 WLT 898 12/61 new to Aldenham
6/62 FY to Aldenham for visit preparation
9/62 shipped to San Francisco
11/62 in San Francisco
1/63 return to store at Aldenham
8/63 shipped to New Orleans
1963 visit to Louisiana, Tennesssee, Texas



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dsl SX

2012-05-13 14:29

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So RML898 was a well travelled adventurer - does it deserve its own page for special significance? The Pathe website is a superb resource - I've used it several times for 50s/60s race and rally footage - deserves to be better known/used.

Sunbar UK

2012-05-13 18:13

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Probably and as its also the lengthened Routemaster an RML I would say yes (the main listing is a plain Routemaster RM).

dsl SX

2012-05-15 03:38

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RML 898 is still alive - brief history to present at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:RML898_(Routemaster_bus) .

antp BE

2012-05-21 17:49

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stronghold wrote I think it's a great documentary with excellent pics (which I personally think All pics should stay) ...but according to a recent note from antp to me "we do Not add *(one)-star vehicles any more for documentaries"

No, what is forbidden is random traffic from documentaries.
There may be 1-star vehicles listed when they are part of the documentary (i.e. part of the subject, but not "used") or which may be worth listing due to their rarity for example.

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