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Bus Events & Running Days 13, 2023: Part 4

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This DVD features various bus events and running days that took place in the Autumn of 2023. These events are very important, providing opportunities for enthusiasts and the general public to see and ride on some of the many preserved buses in the UK. Many different buses, both old and new can be seen at these events.

London Bus Museum Transportfest - 22nd October 2023
This event at the museum at Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey featured a large number of buses both heritage and modern. A number of London Transport country area GS class buses were in attendance to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the introduction of the type in October 1953. There was a display of London Transport service vehicles including breakdown tenders and an ex-STL class tree lopper. Heritage and modern buses were also running on local route 462 and on bus tours from the museum.

London Bus Running Day, Camden Town - 5th November 2023
This event was held to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the closure of Chalk Farm garage in 1993. Routemasters, RT's, and the RTL were in operation on routes 24, 29, 31, 68, 74 and 139, XF1, one of the experimental Daimler Fleetlines that London Transport bought in 1965 was also in action on route 24. Filmed at Waterloo, Camden Town, Tottenham Court Road, Chalk Farm, Hampstead Heath and Swiss Cottage.

Finchley Vintage Bus Running Day - 19th November 2023
This event was held to commemorate the closure of Finchley bus garage, originally a tram, later a trolleybus depot, in 1993. Routemasters, RT's and an RTL plus a number of older rear engined buses were operated on routes 13, 125, 134, 221, and 263. North Finchley was the centre of operations, but buses can also be seen at Finchley Central, High Barnet, Mill Hill East and Muswell Hill.

Ensignbus Running Day, Thurrock - 2nd December 2023
This is the annual running day organised by Ensignbus of Purfleet based at the Lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock. Many buses from the Ensignbus heritage fleet were in action plus various guest buses of several types. Buses can be seen in action at Lakeside, Upminster, Brentwood and Hornchurch.

Buses in Kingston Upon Thames - Christmas 2023
Not strictly and event but a good way to finish 2023, the Christmas decorations in Kingston town centre make a nice backdrop to the many types of buses that operated into the town, mostly Transport for London operators, but independents Falcon Buses of Byfleet and White Bus of Winkfield, Berkshire also run into Kingston.

Subtitles, no commentary, enjoy the sights and sounds of buses of yesterday and today.

Produced by - Bob Hodges Transport DVD's
Running time - 74 Minutes
Format - 16:9 Widescreen PAL (UK)
DVD only
Released - February 2024

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